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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, July 24, 2009

Crafts from Popsicle Sticks

Friday's Grand Connection Fun
by Mary May Larmoyeux

Before we talk about a fun, easy craft, I wanted to give you an update about my visit with a granddaughter last weekend. I asked her to tell me about vacation Bible school and said, "Was it was fun, scary, etc.?" She answered that it was a little scary at the beginning because she didn't know anyone but then it was a lot of fun and that she made a lot of neat things.

Talk about fun ... Here's our Friday's Fun idea—Popsicle crafts. They can provide hours of fun!

A few months ago one of our granddaughters made the cutest picture frame with popsicle sticks. She colored four of them 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 ideas. One 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 for the car.

You may want to check out the dollar store for Popsicle/craft sticks. I bought a package of multicolored sticks there for ... yep, $1.

Have a great weekend!

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Sharon Ball said...

Different colored popsicle sticks! How cool!!! I would have loved those when I was a kid.

Mary May Larmoyeux said...

Sharon, me too. And I wish I had different colored popsicle sticks when I taught school.