Today I’m teaching you how to make an angel fish popsicle stick craft. It is a very simple craft to do. I originally had done this with my kids pre-blogging. I found the idea in a craft book I purchased at a used book store. However, I was recently reminded of it when my kids did it as a craft while we were at the Cannon Beach Conference Center. I decided to come home and make another one with Kenzie so we could show you how to do it.
First, you want to have popsicle sticks. I always like to have these on hand. They can be purchased at a dollar store. I had a few colored ones left, but I had Kenzie paint some plain ones as well. You can definitely paint or decorate them all. Don’t feel like getting out the paints? No problem. You can always have them color with crayons or markers too. You’ll see some other options for decorating at the end of this post too.
Take four of your dry stick and lay them out parallel to one another.
We started by putting dots on the end and adding a stick on top. Then, we did another row of dots and added another stick.
Keep going along until you have four sticks crossing over the other four. I made mimi glue dots to show Kenzie where to add her own glue dots.
Let it the popsicle sticks dry. The red popsicle stick bled a little bit onto the yellow, so I had Kenzie add some paint over it at that time.
You can see that we glued on an eye as well. As you can see, other options are to decorate with glitter or sequins. The girls made these in Cannon Beach. As I said, you can also use crayons or markers to add color. They can color the sticks in completely or do their own patterns.
This is a really simple craft, but it is a lot of fun for kids. Your kids could create their own underwater scene.