Popsicle stick coasters are a very cute gift that can be made by children of any age. Children can paint, colour, draw, tye dye, tape and design their very own coaster set for a loved one in their family. It's useful and practical and simple to do.
- Popsicle sticks
- Wire cutters – these give you a clean snip and a nice, clean edge, but scissors will definitely do the job as well!
- Glue – you can use something like wood glue that will be solid as a rock, but you’ll need to hold the first few craft sticks in place until they set (or prop them) for a minute or two. Otherwise, you’re pretty flexible with which glue you can use for this -since the craft sticks are a porous material, they glue well.
- acrylic paint,
What To Do:
- Use pliers to remove the ends from 12 craft sticks. Strong scissors will also do the trick. This is so the popsicle sticks won't have rounded corners anymore and have a straight edge instead.
- One popsicle stick should be placed vertically on a sheet of paper that has been placed on a flat surface. As shown, place 2 additional popsicle sticks horizontally and parallel to each other at the top and bottom of the first stick. Measurements have been made using the first stick.
- Take the 1st vertical popsicle stick and glue it on its side onto the 2 horizontal sticks
- Glue another popsicle stick to connect the other end of the two flat sticks. Glue a third one in the centre.
- Take the rest of the popsicle sticks and glue them on the base one by one.
- You can either cover the entire top surface or keep small and even gaps between the popsicle sticks while gluing them on the top of the base
- When you’re done gluing it, you can finish or paint your coaster as you’d like.
Hint and Tips
- These can be pre-made for young children to decorate.
- For older children, they can help stick the coaster together
- For a gift idea, children can make a set of 4 and wrap them in cellophane with ribbon.
- There is no need to cut the rounder corner, this is optional.
- Children can decorate these how they want!
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