Sunday, December 12, 2010

Popsicle Stick Sled

K, 6 & Up

This craft is a bit more tricky, and definitely for patient kids. I wouldn't recommend with preschoolers and under.

To make this craft you will need:
  • 5-6 Popsicle sticks (I used 6, because I have those huge ones and it looked off only having 3 "boards" for the sled. If you have regular sized sticks, use 5 total)
  • White glue (do NOT try glue stick!)
  • Yarn/ribbon/string
  • Paint (optional)
If you have the normal sized sticks, glue three of them together side by side. Run a line of glue in between the "seams" of the sled top you just made and stick 2 more sticks perpendicular to the sled top (see picture, it makes more sense that way ;) If you have the jumbo kind of sticks I have, you will want to use 4 sticks and glue them side by side. Run a line of glue on the outside "seams" (one on each side) to add your remaining two sticks that act as the "runners."

Let this part dry very well! It will take some patience and time to get your sticks to stay like the above picture.

Now, the fun part. Let you child paint or color or sticker his or her sled.

Add a ribbon or yard or string at the front of your sled when the paint has completely dried and add it to your Christmas tree!!
Mommy tip: Don't forget to add your child's name and the year on the underside of the sled. You will want to cherish this ornament after years of use when they are 20 and you miss them like crazy.

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