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Popsicle Stick Grinch Craft For Kids [Free Template]

Every year we have to make crafts and do activities related to the Grinch. It’s just one of our favorite Christmas movies ever!

This year, we’re sharing this popsicle stick Grinch. It’s a fun grinch Christmas craft for kids that uses common supplies and lets kids break out the paint!

Besides being fun to make, it’s a great way to spend time together as a family.

You can also add a string to the back and make it a cute, homemade Christmas ornament for the tree. Watch our quick video tutorial below and see exactly how we made it.

Grinch Craft Idea

popsicle stick grinch craft image collage with the words popsicle stick grinch in the middle

Supplies

  • Popsicle sticks
  • Red and green acrylic paint
  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Black marker
  • 1 cm pom poms
  • Glue stick
  • Permanent glue dots or hot glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Grinch template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link emailed to you)
  • Bakers twine (optional; for making into an ornament)
  • Tape (optional; for making into an ornament)

Directions

Download the Grinch template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.

hands holding grinch template

Begin to make the Grinch by cutting a popsicle stick into thirds with the scissors. Line up 4 popsicle sticks. Stretch out a glue dot onto the short popsicle stick pieces you just cut. Glue these to the 4 popsicle stick group at the top, bottom, and middle of the sticks.

If you prefer, you can also use hot glue to glue them onto the 4 popsicle sticks. We always seem to burn ourselves with hot glue, so we stick to glue dots 🙂

hands gluing popsicle stick together

Flip the secured popsicle stick base over and paint a little over half of the length Grinch green. Paint the remaining bottom section red. Let dry completely before moving on. It only takes about 10 minutes to dry if you do 1-2 thin coats of acrylic paint.

hands painting popsicle sticks red and green

Assemble the Santa hat by gluing the fluff to the bottom of the hat. Take a mini white pom pom and glue it to the tip of the hat.

Place the completed hat on top of the green part of the popsicle sticks and glue it in place.

hands gluing hat onto popsicle stick grinch craft

Take the eyes and glue them a bit below the hat. Be sure to leave room for the eyebrows to go above the eyes. Cut out 2 small thin rectangles and glue them on as eyebrows or use a black marker to draw on angry eyebrows.

hands gluing eyes onto popsicle stick grinch craft
hands gluing nose onto popsicle stick grinch craft

Use the black marker to draw on the Grinch’s mouth. Take a mini green pom pom and glue it between the eyes.

hands drawing mouth onto popsicle stick grinch craft
hands gluing nose onto popsicle stick grinch craft

Finish it off by gluing the Santa suit fluff on the popsicle sticks where the red and green paint meet.

hands gluing santa suit fluff onto popsicle stick grinch craft

Optional: Make this Grinch craft into an ornament by cutting a length of baker’s twine, looping it, and taping it securely to the back.

Even though he’s angry, he’s somehow so cute too!

This craft is most suitable for older elementary children. If you want to do this craft with younger kids, you’ll need to cut out the small template pieces for them. Depending on their age and skill level, they may also need help gluing the pieces on the popsicle sticks.

two popsicle stick grinch crafts

Looking for some more fun Christmas activities to keep the kids busy? We’ve got you covered with this Christmas printables bundle! There are color by numbers, pattern block mats, do a dot printables, letters from Santa and so much more. No more hours of screen time – these activities will keep them engaged and happy!

Christmas Ideas For Kids

The holiday season is a busy time for families. There are presents to buy and wrap, cookies to bake, and relatives to visit. In the midst of all the hustle and bustle, it can be easy for parents to forget about spending quality time with their kids.

However, we have lots of fun ideas that can help parents engage their kids during the holidays or that kids can do on their own to celebrate! Read on below to find your favorites!

Christmas Children’s Books

Even though it’s the busiest time of year, Christmas is the perfect time to curl up with your kids and enjoy a good book. Not only will they love spending time with you, but they’ll also benefit from the experience in a number of ways.

For one thing, reading helps to develop vocabulary and communication skills. In addition, it can foster a love of learning and provide an opportunity to bond with your child.

Below are some of the top Christmas books to read to your kids!

Dasher: This wonderfully illustrated Christmas book for kids gives you the back story on one of Santa’s favorite reindeer, Dasher! Girls will especially love to read this since Dasher is a girl.

Construction Site On Christmas Night: Fans of the fun characters of the construction site books have to add this Christmas-themed story to their collection. See how the trucks get ready for Christmas!

How To Catch An Elf: Kids everywhere love the silliness of this Christmas story. The rhymes and the illustrations will draw the kids in as well. This is a Christmas book kids will want to read every year!

hand holding popsicle stick grinch craft

Kids’ Christmas Crafts

Crafting is a great holiday activity for kids because it helps them to be creative and have fun. It also helps them to use their imaginations and come up with new ideas. And, of course, it helps them to stay busy during the holiday break. Try out some of our favorite ideas:

Gingerbread Man Disguised As Santa Craft – The Gingerbread Man is on the run, and he’s disguised as Santa Claus! This fun paper craft is a great way to keep the Gingerbread Man safe from hungry holiday-goers. Whether you hang him on the refrigerator or use him as a decoration on your tree, this Gingerbread Man is sure to bring some holiday cheer.

Elf Craftivity – If you could be one of Santa’s elves for a day, what would you do? This cute elf craftivity is the perfect activity for kids. Whether it’s making toys in the workshop, eating cookies with Mrs. Claus, or simply delivering presents to all the good boys and girls, there’s plenty of Christmas cheer to go around. So grab some construction paper and glue, and get ready to make your very own elf friend. Then sit down and write about all the fun things you would do as Santa’s helper. It’s sure to be a jolly good time!

Christmas crafts for kids image collage

Mickey Mouse Gingerbread Man Craft – Disney fans will love this Mickey Mouse gingerbread man craft for kids to make this Christmas! The template for this paper craft is easy to print out and cut out, so it’s perfect for younger children. And if you’re feeling extra festive, you can even add a little string to hang the gingerbread man up as a decoration.

Handprint Reindeer Card Craft – This reindeer card craft is the perfect way for kids to show their loved ones how much they care this holiday season. It’s sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face – and it’s a great way to teach kids the importance of kindness and giving.

popsicle stick grinch craft

Christmas Kids’ Activities

Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way! Kids get into the holiday spirit with these free printable reindeer worksheets. These worksheets are sure to be a hit with your little ones. So print them out and get started on some holiday fun!

There’s something magical about elves. Maybe it’s their pointy ears or their happy nature. Whatever it is, kids love them. Capitalize on their charisma with these free elf coloring pages and get them into the Christmas spirit!

Christmas is a time for giving, receiving, and spreading holiday cheer. It’s also a great time to do some hands-on learning with your kids! Pattern block mats are a fun and educational activity that the kids will enjoy. Simply print out these Christmas pattern block mats and let your kids use the blocks to finish the festive holiday designs. They’ll learn about shapes and colors while they play too!

Christmas Fun

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More Christmas Ideas For Kids

hand holding popsicle stick grinch craft

Popsicle Stick Grinch Craft For Kids

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 20 minutes
Drying Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Difficulty: Medium

Make this cute popsicle stick Grinch craft with the kids this Christmas season!

Materials

  • Popsicle sticks
  • Red and green acrylic paint
  • Colored cardstock
  • Black marker
  • 1 cm pom poms
  • Glue stick
  • Glue dots or hot glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Grinch template
  • Bakers twine (optional; for making into an ornament)
  • Tape (optional; for making into an ornament)

Instructions

  1. Download the Grinch template, print, and cut out the pieces you need.
  2. Begin to make the Grinch by cutting a popsicle stick into thirds with the scissors. Line up 4 popsicle sticks. Stretch out a glue dot onto the short popsicle stick pieces you just cut. Glue these to the 4 popsicle stick group at the top, bottom, and middle of the sticks.
  3. Flip the secured popsicle stick base over and paint a little over half of the length Grinch green. Paint the remaining bottom section red. Let dry completely before moving on. It only takes about 10 minutes to dry if you do 1-2 thin coats of acrylic paint.
  4. Assemble the Santa hat by gluing the fluff to the bottom of the hat. Take a mini white pom pom and glue it to the tip of the hat.
  5. Place the completed hat on top of the green part of the popsicle sticks and glue it in place.
  6. Take the eyes and glue them a bit below the hat. Be sure to leave room for the eyebrows to go above the eyes. Cut out 2 small thin rectangles and glue them on as eyebrows or use a black marker to draw on angry eyebrows.
  7. Use the black marker to draw on the Grinch's mouth. Take a mini green pom pom and glue it between the eyes.
  8. Finish it off by gluing the Santa suit fluff on the popsicle sticks where the red and green paint meet.
  9. Optional: Make this Grinch craft into an ornament by cutting a length of baker's twine, looping it, and taping it securely to the back.

Did you make this craft?

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Free Grinch Popsicle Stick Template

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Kate

Monday 21st of November 2022

Sending email for the Grinch template!

Sam

Tuesday 22nd of November 2022

All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you 🙂 Please let me know if you have any questions!

Michelle Lewis

Sunday 20th of November 2022

Grinch template please! Thank you!

Sam

Monday 21st of November 2022

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you 🙂

Stacy

Wednesday 16th of November 2022

Would love the template for this

Sam

Wednesday 16th of November 2022

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of the post and the link will be sent to you 🙂

Cheri

Sunday 13th of November 2022

Would love to have your grinch template

Sam

Monday 14th of November 2022

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of the post and the link will be sent to you 🙂

maria marmolejo

Tuesday 8th of November 2022

So cute!

Sam

Wednesday 9th of November 2022

Thanks so much!

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