My two older boys (age 6 and 7) are hardcore crafters. There’s nothing they like more than a good project. I often find them surrounded by a pile of construction paper, glue, and scissors, so when they came up with the idea to make popsicle stick boxes I grabbed my camera and let them have at it.

Popsicle Stick Container Supplies - this is a really fun kid craft that has so many uses!  #kidcraft #kidactivity #summer

SUPPLIES NEEDED TO MAKE POPSICLE STICK BOXES:

  • Craft Sticks (or clean recycled popsicle sticks)
  • White Glue
  • Craft Paint
  • Optional embellishments – glitter, sequins, rhinestones, etc.

Start by painting your wooden craft sticks and allowing them to dry (alternatively, you can also purchase colored craft sticks).

Lay out the base of your box – depending on the size of the sticks you will need 10-11 to make a square-ish base. Glue two sticks on top of the base along the perpendicular edges. This will hold the base sticks together.

Assemble a Popsicle Stick Container - this is a really fun kid craft that has so many uses!  #kidcraft #kidactivity #summer

My kids still get a little glue-happy, so to cut down on the mess and waste, I like to give them a small bowl of glue and a q-tip. The q-tip is the perfect size for making dots of glue at each corner as you build your box up layer by layer. Continue layering until you reach the desired height.

Popsicle Stick Container Desk Set - this is a really fun kid craft that has so many uses!  #kidcraft #kidactivity #summer

These boxes have a million and one uses! They make a great desk set that would be perfect for a homemade Father’s Day gift!

Party Container Set with Popsicle Sticks - this is a really fun kid craft that has so many uses!  #kidcraft #kidactivity #summer
Organize your party supplies in style! These boxes are great for straws and plastic cutlery!
Treasure Box with Popsicle Sticks - this is a really fun kid craft that has so many uses!  #kidcraft #kidactivity #summer
Let the kiddos store their favorite treasures inside their craft stick boxes. You can even add a lid if you want!
T-Rex Cage with Popsicle Sticks - this is a really fun kid craft that has so many uses!  #kidcraft #kidactivity #summer
LEGO T-rex on the loose? We’ve got a solution for that, too! 😉
Vase with Popsicle Sticks - this is a really fun kid craft that has so many uses!  #kidcraft #kidactivity #summer

Add a mason jar insert, and these popsicle stick boxes also double as a great vase! Add a tealight candle to the mason jar to create fun party lights!

These useful little boxes are fun for the entire family to create together, and I guarantee you’ll want to make a bunch once you realize just how handy they are!