There are lots of different Halloween themed crafts that can quickly and easily be made from lolly sticks (popsicle sticks). When it comes to making crafts with the kids, either as Halloween decorations or just for fun, they’ve got to be as simple as possible. You’ll only need a couple of bits of equipment to make these; lolly sticks (standard and jumbo), glue, paints, googly eyes, a sharpie and some pipecleaners.
You’ll find instructions below to make a pumpkin, ghost, scarecrow, cat, spiders and Frankenstein’s monster from lolly sticks.
Pumpkin Lolly Stick Craft
Line up 12 standard wooden lolly sticks next to each other (or as many wide as a stick is long). Secure them together by gluing one lolly stick across the top on the back, and another along the bottom. Paint orange. Cut off a small section of another lolly stick and paint this green. Once the paint has dried paint (or draw with a black permanent marker) draw on the pumpkin’s face and glue the green stalk onto the back.
Scarecrow Lolly Stick craft
Line up seven craft sticks. This Halloween lolly stick craft is narrower, so you’ll need a strong craft knife to cut two lolly sticks to the right length to work as braces across the back. Once you’ve glued the bracing sticks across the back glue another one diagonally across the front to create the brim of a hat. Cut a small piece of lolly stick and glue to the front to act as a nose. Paint the hat and the nose orange. Glue on googly eyes and draw on a mouth to complete.
Simple spider lolly stick craft
Before you start to construct the lolly stick spider paint four sticks black. It’s a lot easier to do before you put it together than afterwards. To make these really easy spiders simply by gluing four lolly sticks together around the central point. Alternate gluing the sticks clockwise and anti-clockwise. Glue a black pipe cleaner to the back of the spider and wrap it around the middle to make a body. Use hot glue to to hold the body in place and glue two googly eyes in place. Use a piece of white thread to suspend the spiders.
Frankenstein’s Monster Halloween craft
This one is my favourite! Line up seven craft sticks, secure across the back with one craft stick cut to length. Cut the rounded ends off another lolly stick and secure across the back to act as the monster’s neck bolt. Paint the sticks green and finish with black hair, paint the bolt black. Glue two large eyes, draw a mouth and a couple of stitch marks.
Ghost lolly stick craft
You can make as many of these ghost lolly stick crafts and give them all different faces! Line up 5 or 6 wooden craft sticks and secure across the back with two sticks cut to size. Paint white and then add the face decorations either with black paint or sharpie.
Lolly stick cat craft for kids
This Halloween craft is best made with jumbo lolly sticks rather than the standard size ones, but it’s a little bit more fiddly to make. Glue five jumbo sticks together and secure with two standard size sticks. Paint black and allow to dry. Make the ears by concertina folding a pipe cleaner into a triangle shape. Wrap a black pipe cleaner around the edge. Secure everything in place with a layer of hot glue on the back. Hold the triangle in place until the glue sets. Use another good dollop of hot glue to secure the ears in place. Twist together three white pipe cleaners that have been cut in half to make the whiskers. Glue onto the cat’s face and top with a small piece of pink card or eva foam. Drawn on the mouth using an acrylic pen. I used these ones on my cat (affiliate link).
I hope you find these Halloween lolly stick crafts really easy to do with the kids. I get most of my craft supplies from Baker Ross. As well as all kinds of equipment and resources there’s ready made kits and lots of activity ideas. Have a look at their website for more inspiration (affiliate link). If you’re looking for other Halloween crafts have a look at lots more here. All of the crafts that I make are designed to be cheap, quick and easy to do with the kids. You won’t need a lot of craft supplies to make them, or an art degree for that matter. For me, it’s all about having fun with the kids rather than making them look perfect.
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