Woven Popsicle Stick BasketsMarch 05, 2019 | FILED UNDER: Storage Solutions, Accents, Kids Crafts, Yarn
I first saw this idea of making baskets out of popsicle sticks when I was in Nebraska last summer. My sister and I had taken our kids to a special activity day at the Sheldon Art Museum, and they had a table set up where you could make pencil cups from popsicle sticks and embroidery floss. I modified the craft a bit to use larger craft sticks and yarn. It is such a fun way to introduce kids (and adults!) to weaving.
Above is a pencil cup version using the smaller popsicle sticks. The trick to making these cups is to use an odd number of sticks. That will give you the pretty woven design as you weave the yarn behind and in front of each stick. It is such an easy craft and fun to customize with different colors of yarn.