As the long days of summer come to a close, parents everywhere are gearing up for the back-to-school season.
It can be a challenging time, but with a little creativity, it can also be fun! One way to get kids excited about heading back to the classroom is with this popsicle stick crayon craft.
This project is simple and only requires a few materials that you likely already have around the house.
Once everything is assembled, your child will have their very own set of colorful crayons that they can display in their room or on the fridge.
So gather up those popsicle sticks and give this project a try. Your child will love their new crayons and you’ll love the fact that they’re excited about going back to school!
Also, be sure to check out all of our back to school crafts for more ideas.
Fun Crayon Craft For Kids
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- Popsicle sticks
- Permanent glue dots
- Black marker
- Colored cardstock
- Crayon template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)
Download the crayon template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
Line up 5 popsicle sticks in a row. Cut 2 more popsicle sticks to fit the width of the 5 popsicle sticks. Stretch out a glue dot along each of the cut popsicle sticks and use them to secure the 5 popsicle sticks together.
Paint the popsicle sticks in 1-2 thin coats of paint and let it dry completely before moving on.
Take the crayon tip and glue the back strip to the bottom of it.
Next, take this piece and glue it to the top of the popsicle sticks.
Place the other black strip and glue it to the bottom of the popsicle sticks.
Glue the eyes just below the top black strip.
Position the crayon label in the middle of the popsicle sticks, below the eyes.
Finish up by drawing a mouth just below the crayon’s eyes, in the middle of the popsicle sticks.
Don’t you love this? Your kids can make one in any color they want! It’s a great popsicle stick craft.
More Back To School Ideas
It’s hard to believe that summer is coming to a close and it’s time to start thinking about the new school year. But there’s no need to feel blue!
To help ease the transition (and get kids excited for all the new things they’ll be learning), try out some of these fun back-to-school crafts, printables, and activities.
These creative ideas will help kids look forward to the new school year. And who knows? They might even learn something along the way.
Kids’ Books About School
Reading stories to your kids is a great way to bond with them and help them develop their imaginations.
It also helps them develop their language skills. Hearing new words and phrases in a story can help kids learn to read and understand new concepts.
Additionally, reading aloud encourages them to use their imaginations. When kids hear a story, they can picture the characters and events in their minds, which helps stimulate their creativity.
Finally, reading to kids helps foster a love of reading. When kids enjoy hearing stories, they’re more likely to want to read on their own, setting them up for a lifetime of literacy. So go ahead and curl up with your little ones for some quality storytime!
We Don’t Eat Our Classmates – This silly book is about a dinosaur named Penelope who is starting school and just can’t resist eating her classmates! Kids will love the fun drawings and crazy antics of Penelope, while also learning that being mistreated is never fun.
Chairs On Strike – The chairs have had enough of all the crazy things the kids do to them so they go on strike! This story helps kids learn to take care of their property and has lots of fun and silly humor.
Daniel Goes To School – If you have a little one who’s starting preschool or kindergarten and is reluctant to be away from you, this book is perfect for them! Daniel Tiger learns “grown-ups come back” at the end of every school day. We love this cute book!
School Crafts For Kids
DIY Crayon Headband – School is almost back in session, and that means it’s time to get crafty! This crayon headband craft is not only super cute, but it’s also a great way for kids to show their school spirit. Simply gather some construction paper, crayons, and scissors, and you’re all set to start crafting.
Pencil Paper Bag Puppet Craft – This pencil craft is a fun and easy way for kids to create their very own puppet! This is a great hands-on activity that will help develop your child’s fine motor skills, as well as their creativity. Once your child has created their puppet, they can then have fun playing with it, making up stories, and using their imagination.
Paper Plate Apple Craft – This apple craft for kids is so cute and fun to make! It’s the perfect back to school craft. All you need is a paper plate, some paint, and paper, our free template.
Back To School Activities
These back to school I spy printables are a great way for kids to use their memory, counting, and visual discrimination skills. Each printable has a different scene with plenty of school-related objects to find. Kids will love searching for everything from pencils and notebooks to apples and rulers.
It’s almost time for preschoolers to head to school and that means it’s time to practice those math skills! These back to school math center printables are the perfect way for kids to practice color sorting, counting to ten, number recognition, and more. Plus, they’re super fun and will get your little ones excited about learning.
Starting the school year off with some LEGO fun is a great way to get kids excited about STEM! These back to school printable LEGO builds are the perfect activity to get kids using their problem-solving skills. And they’re so much fun too! Just print out the templates, grab some LEGO, and let the building begin.
Back To School Fun
This first day and last day of school sign is such a great way to capture all the memories and feelings of your kids! Each year, you can reuse it and look back on how much they’ve grown.
This personalized pencil and crayon box for kids is the perfect way to keep their art supplies organized and within reach. The durable box is personalized with its name and can be customized with their favorite color too!
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Activities For Kids
- Popsicle sticks
- Permanent glue dots
- Black marker
- Colored cardstock
- Crayon template
- Download the crayon template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
- Line up 5 popsicle sticks in a row. Cut 2 more popsicle sticks to fit the width of the 5 popsicle sticks. Stretch out a glue dot along each of the cut popsicle sticks and use them to secure the 5 popsicle sticks together.
- Paint the popsicle sticks in 1-2 thin coats of paint and let it dry completely before moving on.
- Take the crayon tip and glue the back strip to the bottom of it.
- Next, take this piece and glue it to the top of the popsicle sticks.
- Place the other black strip and glue it to the bottom of the popsicle sticks.
- Glue the eyes just below the top black strip.
- Position the crayon label in the middle of the popsicle sticks, below the eyes.
- Finish up by drawing a mouth just below the crayon's eyes, in the middle of the popsicle sticks.