Woven Popsicle Stick BasketsMarch 05, 2019 | FILED UNDER: Storage Solutions, Accents, Kids Crafts, Yarn
Next week is spring break at my daughters’ school. It doesn’t seem possible, especially since it is currently 28 degrees outside in Texas while I write this! Rather than traveling somewhere during the week off, we are staying home this year. If you too will have some downtime with the kids over spring break, these woven popsicle stick baskets are a fun project to work on together! Read on for my latest kids craft project with Oriental Trading.
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.
Oriental Trading has a great supply of bulk craft sticks in large, small, and even rainbow colors. I have also used their rainbow craft sticks to make this simple rainbow wreath. They come in a package of 300, so you’ll have plenty left over for multiple craft projects.
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.