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Father's Day Popsicle Sticks Coasters

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Popsicle Sticks Coasters

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. 

Materials Needed: 

  • 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,
  • Paintbrush

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!

Crafty Mom, Pinterest

Additional Info

  • Appropriate Age: 2 year+
  • Number of Children: Individual (1)
  • Play Based Learning: Creative Play
  • Interest Areas: Art and Craft
  • Games Categories: Art and Craft
  • EYLF Outcomes: Learning Outcome 1
  • Sub Outcomes:

    1.4 Children learn to interact in relation to others with care, empathy and respect.

Created On August 28, 2022 Last modified on Sunday, August 28, 2022
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