I’m always looking for creative ways to entertain my children and recycle things at the same time. We constructed a craft that was both fun and functional. This craft was great because it was also an educational activity for my daughters.
What did it teach?
- The first lesson was about patterns. I let my children pick which Popsicle sticks they liked best, from those chosen we created a reoccurring pattern. Each time I placed the next stick onto the container they had to guess which one came next. (As a result, I had to glue them all separately; otherwise the glue would dry too quickly).
- Once all of the sticks were in place we counted how many we used to make the box.
- This is also a great activity for children who are learning to identify their colors.
- Empty Clean container
- Glue gun and glue
- Popsicle sticks
How to make the container?
We go through a lot of milk cartons so I wanted to find a way to recycle some of them. I found a great video from SimpleKidsCrafts.com. I would only recommend that you add the glue one-by-one for each Popsicle stick as you place it onto your container.
This craft looks great in my kid’s play room on their bookshelf.