Today I’m teaching you how to make an angelfish popsicle stick craft. It is a very simple craft to do, and kids will enjoy the end product. Whether you are doing a study on ocean life or just want a simple, inexpensive craft to do with your kids or students, this children’s activity is a win.
There are also many Bible stories with fish, so this could be a great Sunday school craft. Here’s another great fish craft with a Bible lesson.
Angelfish Popsicle Stick Craft
I originally had done this with my kids pre-blogging. 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.
Materials Needed to Make this Angelfish Popsicle Stick Craft
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- Popsicle Sticks (these can be pre-colored or plain)
- Craft Paint (only needed if you don’t buy the pre-colored popsicle sticks)
- Sponge Brush (only needed if you don’t buy the pre-colored popsicle sticks)
- White Glue – Mini glue dots are great if you don’t have time to allow the angelfish popsicle stick craft to dry
- Craft Eye
- Sequins for Decorating or Glitter
Here are the Products You need:
Perfect Stix Popsicle Sticks. Grade A Premium Popsicle Sticks, Pack of 1000CT, Food Grade 100% Natural Birch Wood, Premium Sticks.Colored Wooden Craft Sticks, 200PCS Rainbow Wooden Popsicle Sticks | Children’s Handicrafts | Bulk for DIY Craft Creative Designs or Kids Education, 4.5Craft Smart Acrylic Paint Set Value Pack, 16 Colors – All-Purpose Paint Kit for Beginners and ProfessionalsBates- Foam Paint Brushes, Assorted Sizes, 20 Pcs, Sponge Paint Brush, Foam Brushes, Foam Brushes for Painting, Foam Brushes for Staining, Foam Brushes for Polyurethane, Sponge Brushes for PaintingElmers Washable No-Run School Glue, 4 oz, 1 Bottle (E304) – Pack of 2DECORA 500 Pieces 6mm -12mm Black Wiggle Googly Eyes with Self-AdhesiveCreativity Street Sequins & Spangles Jar, Assorted Colors and Sizes, 230 GramsChunky Glitter for Resin, Thrilez 18 Colors Holographic Chunky Glitter Sequins Craft Glitter Powder Tumbler Glitter for Resin Decoration Nail Art Slime (0.35oz/Pack)
How to Make this Angelfish Popsicle Stick Craft
For the popsicle sticks, you can paint plain ones or buy the ones that are pre-colored. Don’t feel like getting out the paints and don’t have the pre-colored ones? 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 popsicle sticks and lay them out parallel to one another.
Start by putting dots on the ends of the lined up sticks. Add a stick on top perpendicular to the other sticks. Next, add another row of dots about 1/2″ away, and lay down another stick.
Keep going along until you have four sticks crossing over the other four. Mini glue dots are another great option if you don’t have time to let things dry.
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.
Finally, glue on an eye. As you can see, other options are to decorate with glitter or sequins.
This is a really simple craft, but it is a lot of fun for kids. Your kids could create their own underwater scene.
Video Tutorial for Angelfish Popsicle Stick Craft
Note: This craft was originally done in 2013. It has been updated with some new photos and a video for a more quality experience.