Who doesn't love lazy summer days? No more school, early mornings, or homework. That is something I can get behind. By the time summer rolls around, kids and moms alike can use a break. In our family, we love to spend our summers playing, crafting and enjoying time outdoors. Things just move at a slower pace and we are free to enjoy our days. We recently took advantage of the extra time we had and made some Popsicle Stick Flowers. These are simple to make and don't require watering, which is a big plus if you weren't born with a green thumb. For more fun with Popsicle sticks check out Popsicle Stick Patterns and 20 Popsicle Stick Crafts and Activities.
We like to save our Popsicle sticks for crafts, like these Popsicle stick flowers, but you can also buy sticks to make the flowers.
Popsicle Stick Flowers
You will need:
- Tempera paint in various colors (green for stems)
- Popsicle sticks (each flower requires 5-6 sticks depending on if you want petals on the stem)
Paint four Popsicle sticks in the color you want your flower to be.
Paint one side first and when it dries, turn it over and paint the other side.
When the paint on the sticks has dried, glue them together to make a flower. Start by placing a dot of glue in the center of one stick and pushing another stick on top so it makes an x.
Then you will glue one stick on top of that but pointing left and glue another stick on top of that, but pointing right.
When the glue dries, you can glue on a stem with a green Popsicle stick. At this point you can also glue a second green Popsicle stick so that it make a "T" on the stem. My kids thought this made it look like our flower had petals.
We decided to glue some jewels to the center of the flowers to make them a bit more festive. We just added jewels to the center, but I could totally see placing them all over the flowers for a very sparkly effect.
Glitter will also work on these popsicle stick flowers. Simply draw a line of glue on the sticks and sprinkle on the glitter. I thought the flowers looked really cute in pots, but I wouldn't leave them outdoors since I don't think they would hold up too well under the elements.
These are cute and a great way to add a little color to a summer garden. I love that you can get the kids involved as well!
This is such a great idea! I know that my kids will definitely want to do this - especially if they get to eat the popsicle first 🙂
My kids love popsicles and we go through plenty during the summer. Using the sticks to make crafts is a great way to upcycle them. This flower craft is simple enough for my daughter to do. Plus it's really cute ?
Those are too cute! I just love popsicle sticks because of all the crafty stuff you can do with them. I've made flowers before but I used paper for my leaves. As for the popsicle brand, we love them here!
A repurposing activity and fun with paints too. This is a great idea.
I love this idea! We may make this, this summer! Love any popsicle stick art project!
These are just too cute. What a great way to keep from wasting the popsicle sticks and filling up the landfill
Wow..this idea is one of a creative idea that kids will love to do in Summer. The popsicle is delicious and at the end you can use the stick to create some creative craft like you've made.
We are popsicle fanatics in this house. My favorite are the sugar free. Great idea on using the sticks!
These are just so darling! I am going to make them tomorrow with my kiddos!
the fun part is eating the popsicles to make the flowers. Very cool project.
These flowers are so cute! I bet your kiddos had a blast making them.
Grape pops I led are my all time favorite! A trip down memory lane!
I have had my fair share of popsicle stick flowers given to me over the years and the best part of making them is eating the popsicle! What a great activity!
My kiddos could totally get behind making popsicle stick flowers, because who doesn't like to have a nice refreshing popsicle? 🙂 I cannot wait for lazy summer days and crafting away with my babes.