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How to Make a Christmas Craft with Popsicle Sticks

by Jean Van't Hul
August 27, 2022
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Here’s how to make a glitter star Christmas craft with popsicle sticks. An easy and beautiful Christmas ornament for kids.

Updated September 2022

We made these little hanging glitter stars last week, inspired by the large lighted stars we’ve fallen in love with. The larger ones were made from yard sticks, these were made from little popsicle sticks.

Plus generous amounts of glitter, of course, to sparkle in the glow of the Christmas lights.

They were easy to make and use materials that you probably already have around the house: craft sticks, glue, paint, and glitter.

Here’s how we did it…

glitter stars pin

Christmas Craft with Popsicle Sticks

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  1. Make your star shape

    Glue five popsicle sticks together into a star shape. We used a glue gun, which meant they dried quickly, but you can use wood glue or Elmer’s white glue if you prefer.

    Glue gun with popsicle stick stars

  2. Paint your stars

    Once the glue has dried, paint one side of the stars with paint mixed with a bit of white glue.

  3. Add glitter!

    While the paint and glue mixture is still wet, sprinkle glitter all over the star.

    Painting stars with glitter

  4. Repeat

    Let the paint dry, then turn the stars over and repeat the paint and glitter treatment on the other side.

    Painted Glitter Popsicle Stick Stars

  5. Hang up your stars!

    Use thread tied around one corner of a star to hang it on the tree, in a window, or from the ceiling!

These also make great Christmas tree ornaments, too. Or even gift tags and decorations!

Popsicle Stick Glitter Stars

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