Camp crafts usually consist of leather, pine cones and POPSICLE STICKS. I think the more politically correct term is craft sticks. Or if you are medical, you might call them tongue depressors. I just think they are fun and easy!
So, here are my Favorite Camp Crafts from Popsicle Sticks!
1. Picture Frame
I love this one from 3d at home. It’s actually a 3d rendering of the craft. But he includes a pdf tutorial! I love the layering and the little stand. You could use colored sticks, plain sticks, decorate it or paint it. It would be cute no matter what you do to it!
These could easily be stars, too! Just think if they were painted yellow with a little glitter on top!
I know this isn’t very campy–it fact, it’s the opposite of camp. But it’s just so pretty! It is just beautiful when decorated with buttons and puffballs like this one from Ramblings of a Crazy Woman.
4. Photo Puzzle
What can I say? I love this thing. You could do a photo from camp, a memory verse or even a logo of camp!
5. Chinese Stars
My husband introduced me to this amazing one but super cool BOY-FRIENDLY popsicle stick craft. Here’s a mini-tutorial for you…
a. three sticks with the middle one on top.
b. fourth stick in the “letter A” position. make sure its ends are underneath the two outside sticks.
c. fifth stick on in the “bottom of triangle” position. make sure its ends are holding down the outside sticks.
Then you throw it up against the wall and let it break apart!
Isn’t that fun?! I’m so proud of my husband for contributing a tutorial to this blog!
6. Spool Knitting
I had a “knitting knobbie” at my first year of camp. It was a big memory maker for me. So, this tutorial to make your own knitting spool?! Oh my goodness. I LOVE THIS.
7. Tic Tac Toe
Lydia made this one up on her own. No joke. Just glue some popsicle sticks in the shape of a tic tac toe board. Then take it with you wherever you go and you’ve got instant tic tac toe. You could use rocks, m&m’s, sugar packets or erasers as markers. How cute is that?
This is not rocket science but for some reason this coaster from No Time For Flash Cards adorable to me! And if you turned it on it’s side, added a string loop to the top, it could be a banner, a doorknob hanger or a hanging picture frame, too!
I made these friendship necklaces at camp one year. I love them!
You know I love a good puppet. Here’s the links to the ones above: NorthStar Stick Puppets, Butterfly Puppet (this would be cute with all the leftover craft foam pieces I have…you could make tons of bugs, animals, fish, etc!) and Pirate Puppets (the coolest part of this is the arms, check out the 2 step tutorial on that!).
What’s your best popsicle stick craft? If you have one on your blog please leave a link in the comments! We’d love to see!
Affiliate links included. When you purchase anything via these links, I make a small commission. Very small. But very appreciated. Thanks for loving ohAmanda!