We love kids crafts! Bracelets made from popsicle sticks are so much fun to make! Give these craft stick bracelets a try and see how cool they turn out! They are also very inexpensive to make.
Popsicle Stick Bracelets
Are you looking for something neat to do with the kids? Try making these fun craft stick bracelets. They are sure to be a hit! They sort of remind of those slap bracelets that used to be really popular. Anyone remember those? Anyway, Popsicle stick crafts would be so fun to make over Spring Break or during the summer if you are looking for fun activities. Who would think tongue depressors could turn into such cute bracelets! We love doing fun crafts like this. I’m always looking for new craft tutorials that are simple to make and not expensive. This one does not disappoint. My kids enjoy making bracelets and other diy projects to give to their friends as a fun gift.
These stick bracelets hold their shape and you can decorate them using mod podge if you prefer. It’s a lot of fun to see each child’s imagination shine through in how they decorate each bracelet. Popsicle stick jewelry is always a hit. Everyone will have a blast creating their fun and frugal bracelets!
Craft Sticks Bracelets
Tips for making bracelets made from popsicle sticks:
I recommend that you boil double the amount of bracelets you will be making. Many of the sticks will break and this way you will have plenty for your project.
How long does it take to boil Popsicle sticks?
Boiling the Popsicle sticks does not take long. It’s the drying process that is lengthy and can vary depending on environment. However, it should not take any longer than 2 days at the most.
How do you bend sticks?
Some might break but it is ok. Remember, that is why we made extras. You will bend the sticks by starting to shape them by gently bending them in the center. Move to the edges so the wood bends.
It’s very important you let the finished bracelets dry. I suggest a full 2 days. I think you could comfortably and easily dry these in an oven as well. When you do this, I recommend placing the mason jars (or something oven proof) on a baking sheet. You will want to make sure the jars you use are the small mouth jars. I used the 4 oz jelly jars.
Make sure the oven is cold and set it to 200 or 250 degrees. I would check after 30 minutes and then every 30 minutes until the bracelets are completely dry. If you aren’t sure if they are dry, remove them from the oven and let them set overnight to cool and complete the drying process.
Keep in mind that if you live in a more humid environment it will take longer to dry. A less humid environment will dry faster. Now, some of the bracelets aren’t perfectly round but they seem to work just fine as bracelets when you decorate and wear them.
Have fun making these Popsicle Stick Cuff Bracelets!
1. Place popsicle sticks and water into a saucepan and bring to a boil. Once boiling, turn off heat and let cool. Because wood floats, I carefully set a glass bowl on top of my popsicle sticks to keep them submerged in water and from drying out. Let cool completely. This normally takes about an hour but will vary. Remove from pan and discard water.
2. Begin to shape your sticks by gently bending them in the center. Move to the edges so the wood bends. Place into a small jar, continuing to shape in the jar. I was able to put several sticks into one jar. Let set to dry. This could be overnight or 2 days depending on how humid the environment is that you live in. Just keep an eye on the bracelets when you make them especially the first time.
3. When wood is dry, remove from jars. Time will vary so be sure to check on the bracelets often.
4. Decorate bracelets with washi tape, wrapping the tape around the bracelets. Wear as desired and enjoy your masterpiece!
Don’t you just love how these craft sticks bracelets turned out?
I’m sure the kids are going to love making these. It’s so fun to decorate them and see how they all turn out. You can use washi tape, duct tape, stickers, markers, glitter and more! If you have a favorite team, decorate the bracelets in team colors or maybe school colors. So fun! I made a few with mod podge and then sprinkled on glitter. So pretty! You could probably even do a monogram and seal it with the mod podge. I bet that would be really cute.
Let us know how your Popsicle Stick Bracelets turn out!
This would also be a fun activity for a children’s birthday party. You could make the bracelets ahead and let each child decorate their own bracelet. It’s definitely a frugal activity that is a lot of fun. Plus, each child gets to take home a bracelet. It could double as party favors too. 🙂 I love ideas that serve more than one purpose!! Don’t you?
Popsicle sticks are so cheap that it’s a great item to use for an activity. For even more ideas, check out these 25 Popsicle and Craft Stick Ideas for Toddlers and Preschoolers. This might be something to chase the boredom away on rainy days or when it’s simply too hot to be outside playing. What ideas do you have for kids that are bored? I’m always looking for new ideas that are inexpensive and everyone will enjoy. Even better if the activity will entertain a wide age range of kids!
I bet the kids would also love to make these cool DIY Bouncy Balls! They are so easy to make and they glow in the dark!
We also love to watch Amazon prime kids movies to give the kids something fun to do indoors when it’s rainy or too hot outside to play.
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