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Summer Popsicle Stick Puzzle for Kids

Popsicle stick puzzle crafts for kids can not only be fun, but also a learning game too. We will start out with a fun sunshine puzzle and give you a ton of other great ideas too. 

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Puzzles are a fun way to help the kids learn to plan and problem solve. We’ve thought up a way to create puzzles out of popsicle sticks. 

There will also be  some other ideas after like book marks, puppets and more!

These supplies are so versatile and give so many options for crafts.

Be sure to always have all the supplies you need on hand. Crafting is endless when the supply chest is full. Check out our suggestions for kids crafting supplies. We will make sure you don’t forget any possible crafting supply. 

Popsicle Stick Puzzle Sun Craft

Craft Supplies:

  • Popsicle sticks
  • Paint
  • Paint brush
  • Tape

Age Range:

  • 4 years old and up

Time to Complete:

  • 30 minutes (and a bit of drying time)


Step #1:

Lay about 10 popsicle sticks in a row, side by side. Place a strip of tape along both ends to hold the sticks in place. Place the tape on the reverse side so you don’t cover any of the area you will be decorating.

If you want a longer scene on your sticks you can add more than 10 – it all depends on what you want to draw on them.

Step #2:

Decorate your popsicle sticks with a design. We chose something summery – our sunshine. You can use paint or markers to draw this on (paint is a bit easier , just a little messier).

Step #3:

Be sure to make your design somewhat detailed, but not too details making it hard to piece together. We added some shades and a smile.

Allow the paint to dry completely before moving on. 

While you wait: Why not make some popsicle stick bookmark crafts for kids.

Step #4:

Remove the strips of tape and shuffle up your popsicle sticks. The puzzle is ready to be put back together. 

Mix up the popsicle stick pieces and let the kids put them back together!

Make one for each holiday, season and special occasion – have one ready for any day.


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More Popsicle Stick Crafts for Kids:

We’ve made a number of great crafts with popsicle sticks, like these:

Monster Bookmarksmonster bookmarksFairy Wand

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