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Toothpick Sculptures Ideas for Kids

by Jean Van't Hul
November 1, 2022
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Building toothpick sculptures is a construction project that is simple enough for young children yet challenging enough for older kids.

Updated December 2022

If you haven’t tried building with toothpicks with your kids, you must give it a try!

It’s a construction project that can be as simple as poking a bunch of toothpicks in playdough for young children or as challenging as building a geodesic dome or tower for older kids and adults.

And with all the different great ways to build with toothpicks, everything from traditional marshmallows to Model Magic to sculpture as snack, you’re sure to find one to suit your family. And if you add in little animal figurines and dolls to populate the toothpick buildings, it’s a perfect pretend play craft, too.

Here are some of our favorite materials to use when making toothpick construction projects!

Here’s a video showing some Fabulous Toothpick Construction ideas for kids! And keep scrolling for even more ideas.

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Toothpick Construction Ideas for Kids

Marshmallow Sculptures
Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

Edible Toothpick Sculptures

An invitation to play with your food and create as you snack! Some options are healthier than others, but all are fun!

toothpick and playdough play
Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

Clay and Playdough Toothpick Sculptures

Clay and playdough work well for building with toothpicks, too! We’ve used playdough, Sculpt-It air dry clay, and bread dough.

And if you happen to have skewers at home, you can try Kids Sculptures with Styrofoam and Bamboo Skewers (they’re just big toothpicks, right?).

grape and toothpick sculpture
Photo by Jean Van’t Hul

Have you tried building with toothpicks with your kids yet?

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