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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

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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 in 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 the top of the green part of the popsicle sticks and glue 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!

two popsicle stick grinch crafts

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 skills level, they may also need help gluing the pieces on the popsicle sticks.

hand holding popsicle stick grinch craft
popsicle stick grinch craft

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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 in 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 the top of the green part of the popsicle sticks and glue 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.

Free Grinch Popsicle Stick Template

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Hazel Parrish

Wednesday 4th of August 2021

This is an adorable Grinch. l'm looking forward to working with little ones to make these ornaments.

Sam

Tuesday 10th of August 2021

Thanks! I hope when you make it, everyone has fun!

Janesa

Sunday 25th of July 2021

Looking for template 😊

Sam

Tuesday 27th of July 2021

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

Emily

Thursday 10th of December 2020

We are going to make these tomorrow night as a part of our Grinchmas evening.

Sam T

Thursday 10th of December 2020

Grinchmas evening?! I don't know what that is, but it sounds fun!!!

Wendy

Monday 7th of December 2020

Cute craft idea

Sam T

Monday 7th of December 2020

Thanks, Wendy!

Terri

Thursday 3rd of December 2020

:)

Sam T

Thursday 3rd of December 2020

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