This post is sponsored by Discount School Supply. They gave me store credit to purchase the supplies for the projects below.
My daughters love crafting. I’m not really into making slime so I starting looking for projects we might be able to do together that would satisfy all three of us. I didn’t want to waste a lot of money but I did want to make something cool that I could actually use. I took some inspiration from a popsicle stick project my youngest made a few years ago and decided to purchase large wood craft sticks in bulk from Discount School Supply. I got 500 Large Wood Craft Sticks and 500 Large Colored Wood Craft Sticks for only $12.48 each box. The first thing we made were decorative wall shelves.
Anyone can make one of these cute wall shelves. You only need crafts sticks and glue. You can leave it natural wood color, use colored craft sticks or you can paint your final project. I made mine hexagon shaped. Just glue a base layer in the shape you want then continue gluing sticks on top of each other until you get the width you want. This project was really fun because it came together methodically and was ready for use fairly quickly. We made them at night and the glue was dry by morning. I painted mine gold the next day. In hindsight, it might have been easier to lay out my sticks and spray paint them ahead of time. Getting paint in between the layered sticks took a little time.
I love the way it turned out. It will be great for switching up our decor with the season and displaying something small and cute on the shelf.
It even looks cute without anything on it! We had so much fun with this project we kept the fun going with a couple more using pretty much the same basic supplies — craft sticks and glue!
We made these cute photo holders by gluing craft sticks to two supporting sticks on the back side and attaching a binder clip (30 assorted sizes and colors for $6.25). The clip makes it really easy to switch out artwork or photographs. We have some twine we will used to make a hanger so they can hang these up in their room.
My daughter made this adorable matching set — a small square wall shelf and a photo display. I love how the blue and gold look together in these painted pieces. They will look adorable on the wall in her room!
My youngest daughter wanted to make bookmarks and I thought this was an excellent idea! You can use markers or paint pens to draw designs on the craft sticks. I had some fun patterned washi tape so we used that to add a little flair to a few. I used my Cricut Machine to cut out some cute sayings on vinyl and applied the stickers to the sticks. These came out so cute that we are thinking about making them for class Valentines this year.
These are just a few of the fun things we were able to make with craft sticks. Pinterest is an excellent resource of many, many more craft stick projects for both kids and adults. Just a few supplies gave us hour of creative fun and some great finished products at a really affordable price! Discount School Supply is always running great specials so you can save even more. They have a HUGE selection of craft supplies for all of your crafting needs.
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What type of craft products do you enjoy doing with your kids?