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Popsicle Stick Craft Tutorial- Ladybird and Owl

Lolly stick Craft
At our home we are big hoarders of so called junk!Recently when my nut cutter broke we thought instead of throwing it away we would recycle it into a Popsicle stick Pen stand. Ice cream stick or Popsicle stick craft is a super fun craft to do with kids.Here sharing a tutorial to make a fun Popsicle ladybird and Popsicle Owl.
Ice cream Stick Craft
Here is my broken nut cutter base which we recycled.
Popsicle Stick craft Tutorial
Apply white glue generously and stick the Popsicle sticks as shown
Popsicle Stick craft Tutorial
Paint the body of the popsicle ladybird red-- with young children mark a horizontal line to guide them for painting
Popsicle Stick craft Tutorial
Decide how many icecream sticks you need for the head and paint them black. Here is my 5 year old painting her lolly sticks using black poster colors.
Popsicle Stick craft Tutorial
Apply glue on the body and attach your black painted lollysticks
Popsicle Stick craft Tutorial
To complete the ladybird you can add googly eyes, some black painted lolly stick antennae and of course some black paper circles for the spots.Our black spots were punched from a magazine cover.
Lolly stick Craft
On the other side of the nut cutter we decided to make an owl- I was thinking in terms of a simple pattern but my daughter wanted a rounded head with proper owlish triangular shaped ears and big eyes! So here is her owl popsicle design [only the owl wing is my idea rest is my 5 year old's design!]
How to make a lolly stick Owl
Cut one popsicle stick a centimeter shorter than the other 2 and glue it at an angle as shown.Attach the other 2 popsicle sticks above to give a wing shape.Be generous with white glue in this Popsicle stick craft.
Popsicle stick craft

My daughter wanted to give her owl golden wings.When working with young children mark the area you want painted-as shown by the vertical golden line on the right wing as shown in the photos of this popsicle stick craft.
Popsicle stick craft
Apply glue and layer lolly sticks vertically over the wings as shown to make your popsicle owl's body.
Since my daughter wanted a roundish owl's face I had to cut and position the lolly sticks to give the resemblance of a rounded face!
Popsicle stick craft

This can be achieved by cutting away centers of the lolly stick and sticking them end to end as shown below. Make the triangular ears by positioning 2 cut ends as shown.Here we stuck the lolly sticks for the face on a cardboard box and later cut away the excess cardboard
My daughter has very strong opinions  about her art and craft projects and most of the time I allow her to make decisions- she wanted a brown owl body
Popsicle Stick craft Tutorial
And here is my kiddo painting her Popsicle Owl's face pearl white.
Popsicle Stick craft Tutorial
Stick the head on the body , add a beak and eyes and you have a pretty sweet Popsicle Owl!
Popsicle Stick Owl Penstand
We stuck hand cut leaves at the base of our new pen stand.The back of the owls wings are also painted golden to act as the ladybirds wings too!
Popsicle stick Craft
Our Owls head is much bigger than the lady bird so I had to stick some leaves on the back of the owl's head so that our pen stand would look OK viewed from the lady bird's side too.
I hope you enjoyed our simple Popsicle Stick Pen stand Tutorial..Do leave me your comments
Edited: this project won at the googly eyed contest at Artsy Crafty...Thank You Preethi...Thank You Shruti
This Popsicle Stick craft was featured at 101 Craft Ideas

74 comments:

  1. OMG! This is amazing... I think you should become a full time artist! Lol - just kidding.

    What a swell idea!

    xxx Monica

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  2. what is creative with ice cream sticks, I am very handsome and brilliant done! I love it
    Greetings Baukje

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  3. great upcycled project and looks like so much fun esp with ids...well done Dr

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  4. Doc... This is fab... Like I always say.. the two of you make a lethal combo.. Thanks for sharing the tutorial and I think this is a great way to recycle as u are recycling plastic.. Super work. Thank you so much for playing along with CraftyJC....

    Hugs,
    Khush

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  5. очень интересные работы!

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  6. Wow!.. Fabbie projects!.. So fun! :D

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  7. wowiee,,! fabulous project! loved it totally

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  8. How cute..love the step by step from a little tutor :)
    Thanks for sharing..
    Love ~

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  9. So adorable!! A great craft project for little hands. TFS!

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  10. I can remember making little baskets with painted paddle pop sticks as a child. It was something I enjoyed doing, so your tutorial brings back memories. My baskets were not as creative as your owl and ladybird. A great site for parents wanting craft ideas for children.

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  11. Thank You dear friends for putting a smile to my face and appreciating our simple popsicle craft tutorial

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    1. hi good evening .very nice your art work a i like it. lovly

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    2. hi good evening .very nice your art work a i like it. lovly

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  12. I love it when people turn trash into treasure! These are the cutest projects ever! I'm grinning from ear to ear! Thanks for sharing Sonia! :)

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  13. lovely idea...I have to try this with my students :)
    I will share on facebook :)
    thanks
    kisses
    Rosana

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  14. Talk about Recycling. This is too cute. Gosh I remember making these type of crafts when I was a little girl. Your little one is very lucky to have such a wonderful Mom. I posted My Versatile Blog Award today. Thank you so much for thinking of me when you gave this award away.

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  15. Yeah for you with the recycling. These type of crafts bring back so many memories of my childhood. Your little one is a very lucky little girl to have such a sharing, loving Mom. I wanted to thank you for the Versatile Blog Award. I posted today for it. Hugs, Linda

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  16. These are fantastic. You and DD make an awesome combo. TFS.

    Judie

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  17. These are so cute and what a great idea to re-purpose a broken item into a great craft! Thanks for sharing :)Amy

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  18. That is lovely adorable ladybug! So cute!

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  19. How cute these are!!! Great idea for repurposing broken items!

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  20. Поздравявам те за добрите идеи!И двете неща са много сладки!И още по хубаво когато го правим с нашите деца!

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  21. what an adorable project it amazes me how u always make kid interactive projects so as to involve your daughter in it,it must take quite a bit of planning and lots of patience,your daughter is so lucky to have a mom like u:)

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  22. I love, love these. That owl is so adorable!! Such a fun project!!! Love it.

    Laurie

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  23. So cute & clever. I want to make the Owl for my daughter that likes Owls.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

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  24. What a neat idea, there so cute!!!

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  25. Both the items are so cute! Lovely way to recycle old stuff! My fav. entry for crafty CJ!

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  26. This is such a fab one..

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  27. Sonia, Awesome work. The owl, lady bug are so cute. Love the creative craft work. Very happy to see the young artist on work and the tender hands making wonders out of the popsicle sticks. They make excellent wall hanging too. hats off!

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  28. So adorable. and I loved the tutorial.. thanks for sharing your amazing talent.

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  29. Like mom, like daughter :) It seems like she had so much of fun doing it :)

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  30. Very cute idea! I love that your daughter had to make the owl to the exact specifications, of course! lol! It looks lovely :)

    -rachel w k
    rwkrafts.blogspot.com

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  31. Very cute! I think I will make something similar to this with my daughter, she would have so much fun and she loves ladybugs :) Thanks for the idea.

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  32. Thank you for taking part in the Try It On Tuesday challenge. what a brilliant idea for lollipop sticks, love the owl and the ladybird Hugs Bee

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  33. Hi Dr. Sonia,

    Just popped in to see your fabulous crafts and cards. I don't quill myself so its wonderful to see yours - you certainly are a paper-master! I love that you spend quality time with your daughter creating. Thats a gift that will be a dear friend to her all her life. Your blog is very inspiring and informative.

    Happy Creating,
    Barb

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  34. Just BEAUTIFUL! I have to admit... I think your daughter is going to be ahead of you in crafts pretty soon! hahaha
    I LOVE the owl most! :) She is sooo talented including with the colors she picked.

    Brilliant idea for the popsicle sticks... I wish I had that many.

    Oh, I sent your packasge today (finally!. Sorry it took me so much time....it was ready to send since 2 months back LOL).

    Hugs,
    Laura

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  35. Vowwwww!!!!!! lovely!!
    so cute.....well made....
    love it...

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  36. You are amazing coming up with different crafts for your daughter and working with her.

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  37. Fantastic altered pieces. The Ladybird is so cute. Thankyou for joining us at TioT's this week. Yvonne

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  38. what a great project. My favorite is the owl side.

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  39. Very interesting and creative!

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  40. Sonia you have done it again with another SPECTACULAR Kids project How Fun this is, Your the COOLEST MOM EVER lol I know your daughter had Oodles of Fun Crafting w/ Mommy yet again!!

    divaof5.blogspot.com

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  41. These are so cute, what a fabulous idea. Thank you for the tutorials.

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  42. Wow this is so cute! Great way to recycle too!

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  43. These are so cute! I bet you and your daughter had fun making them.

    paper compulsions

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  44. fabulous creation. superb

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  45. This is so nice n cute!! Your creations are always different!!

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  46. Thanks for dropping by, your craft ideas are so innovative and beautiful !...Shinta

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  47. Oh My God!! :)))) this is gorgeouso!!!!!! loved the Owl and the lady bug... how creative and interesting.. your daughter rocks :))

    Thanks for playing along at CraftyJC Challenge

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  48. Terrific project.....and your owl has turned out wonderful as too the ladybug.

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  49. Wonderful..!! U are an inspiration !!

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  50. Sonia these are so completely adorable. What a fun project to share with your children. I just love the lady bug. Absolutely wonderful!

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  51. This is so absolutely adorable!! What a great way to re-purpose a broken item! This is so fun and creative and what a great project to make with your daughter! LOVE it!! :D

    Lisa
    http://indymermaid.blogspot.com

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  52. Oh my gosh!! this is another awesome project!! wow!!

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  53. OMG im flattered wit ths work...simply superb...

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  54. What a great post - I love the owl! Saw you on linky party and now gfc following you, would love it if you popped by my blog, Karima :) www.karimascrafts.com

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  55. From Sonia To Sonia
    Hi my friend
    This project remember me my childhood memories when I did a lot of project with this popsicle stick.... is very fun doing this project with popsicle stick. Wonderful creation!
    -Sony

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  56. If this isn't the cutest. What a fun project with your daughter. Cute as can be.

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  57. Love these creations Sonia! Awesome!

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  58. Wow! These creations are simply adorable! Tks. for joining us at SFH!

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  59. This wonderful post totally rocked the blog party's success! Thanks for linking up at Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

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  60. Hi, there! I featured your post here, pinned it on Pinterest, and posted on my facebook. Thanks for sharing this creative post with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop.

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  61. Doc!! This is fantastic! These are fb pics of a a step by step recycle project!!! You have really justified the recycle theme for the month!! thanks for the tutorial as well!


    Thanks for participating at the Crafty JC Challenge!

    Great going

    Cheers!!
    Karuna
    www.craftingqueen.in

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  62. Your craftiness is just wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

    Be Blessed,Beckie
    http://justbcreativecrazy.blogspot.com

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  63. I am really impressed!!! Bravo! Great job!

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  64. Anonymous2/2/12

    Dear Dr. Sonia. can i put this article into my blog. thanks before.

    ade

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  65. Ade you are welcome to link to this article.

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  66. The Popsicle Stick Ladybird is so adorable. Featured you on Homemade Popsicle Stick Crafts.

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    1. Thank you Mingyan...off to visit your site

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  67. simply amazing... would like to reblog this on craftymaniac.wordpress.com

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    1. Manvi I am flattered you like my post but please dont re-blog the whole post but just post one pic with a link back to this post-- if you repost the whole post it will harm both our blogs in terms of SEO and google policies. Thank you for understanding

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