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Mary is the co-author of The Grandparent Connection: 365 Ways to Connect With Your Grandchild's Heart.
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Friday, September 19, 2008

Popsicle Stick Fun

Friday's Fun

Popsicle crafts can provide hours of fun for the grands. Last weekend one of our granddaughters made the cutest picture frame.

She colored four Popsicle sticks with magic markers, and then we glued them together with wood glue. She added her decorative touch to the frame, and it was ready for a picture (to be glued to the back of the frame).

I googled “Popsicle crafts” and discovered countless craft ideas for them. One clever idea is a “tick-tac-toe” board. It’s so simple to make! Place and glue four Popsicle sticks onto a piece of heavy construction paper—so that they make the shape of a tic-tac-toe board. Then cut out three identical objects for the “x’s” and “o’s” (these could be slipped into a zip-lock bag for storage). That’s all there is to it—presto… you have a travel game. This link will lead you to more detailed directions (and a picture): http://crafts.kaboose.com/wood/crafts-popsicle-sticks.html.

Have a great weekend!

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The picture of the popsicle sticks is by Ami Beyer. © Ami Beyer | Dreamstime.com.

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