Make A Pop Shop: Cardboard Popsicle Craft


Cardboard Popsicle Craft #cardboardpopsicles #popsiclecraft

Summer has arrived here in sunny California and it is HOT so que in the popsicle craft! We have been eating so many popsicles and it got me thinking maybe we should to start making our own. So make our own we did. I was looking for a simple afternoon activity to release some creative juices that would be fun, yet not destroy our freshly cleaned house and this idea was perfect. I also knew that once we finished, they could keep playing with them. My little creatives love setting up shop, so I knew they’d be down for a pop shop, little did I know how many popsicles we would actually make! I couldn’t cut them out fast enough!



Cardboard Popsicle Craft materials

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1. DRAW a popsicle shape on your cardboard. Ours looked something like this.

Cardboard Popsicle Craft draw popsicle shape

2. CUT out your popsicle. If you want to make more, use this one as a template and trace it.

Cardboard Popsicle Craft cut out popsicles

3. COLOR your popsicles. We used Kwik Stix, but use whatever you have available.

DISCUSS: What flavor is your popsicle? Do the colors reflect the flavor? What shapes and patterns can you add to your popsicle?

Cardboard Popsicle Craft color popsicles

4. GLUE the popsicle / craft stick to the back of the popsicle. We used hot glue, since we’re impatient and I might be a little bit obsessed with hot glueing things, but you can use regular school glue, or even tape.

Carboard Popsicle Craft Glue popsicle sticks on

5. PLAY! Set up a popsicle stand and sell your popsicles, or hand them out to friends and family. Be warned, these popsicles aren’t really meant for eating, as Mr. 2 was very disappointed to find out.

Cardboard Popsicle Craft / Pretend Play Popsicles #popsicles #pretendplay #popsiclecraft


This was a huge hit with my little creatives, I couldn’t cut out the cardboard fast enough, and every time I sat down to join in on the fun they kept stealing my pops! The little monkeys. I love that we have so many beautifully colored popsicles to play with now. This would make for a great party activity or even cool summer bunting!

Cardboard Popsicle Craft / Pretend Play Popsicles #popsicles #pretendplay #popsiclecraft

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  • What’s your favorite popsicle flavor? I think mine is coconut pineapple


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Cardboard Popsicle Craft

I love how Rebekah from @heart_artlife and her little creatives added texture to their popsicles. From CA, USA to Edinburgh,UK these pops are fun all over the world! We’re a huge fan of these cute popsicles well done Rebekah and co!


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Cardboard Popsicle Craft / Pretend Play Popsicles #popsicles #pretendplay #popsiclecraft



Cardboard Popsicle Craft / Pretend Play Popsicles #popsicles #pretendplay #popsiclecraft



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