Popsicle stick Craft : Pen or colour stand

Making a simple Popsicle stick Pen stand or pencil/colour stand by preschoolers!

Hey friends, looking out to engage your preschooler or nursery child in these summer vacations? Get on to read my creative crafts ideas on popsicle stick, Cardboard crafts. Sharing here with you a very simple & easy to make pen stand or colour/pencil stand by your lil bundle of joy.  This simple craft is suitable for 2-5year old children & you’ll be surprised to see them contented at the end. It’s easy, fun with a sense of belongingness! 

Materials Required :

1. 30-32 Popsicle stick – [Select straight sticks & remove the bent ones)

2. Glue (fevicol/hard glue)

3. Water / Oil colours

4. Cardboard /Toilet tissue paper blank roll [of the size of Popsicle stick or little smaller – cut it out if the roll size is larger then sticks size]

Duration with Child: 30 minutes

Step by step directions :

Popsicle stick Pen stand
Made by my 2.8m old Boy:)
  1. Make it as colourful as you can. Select some 3-4 colours which can be alternately painted on the popsicle stick. For the start, paint all finalized 30 popsicle sticks at a go. Let your kid do it, he will love painting them out for sure.
  2. Base : For crafting out the base, put all 10 popsicle sticks side by side [as a square shape], keeping the same dimension. Ensure that they all match the ends of one another & are straight. Once arranged, take 2 blank or any coloured popsicle stick & apply glue to them & paste it horizontally over the 10 sticks, one on either side. (See as in the image). Keep it for 10 odd minutes to dry & have a perfect stick.
  3. Holder : Take the rolled cardboard (thin) and join it to get a cylindrical shape or get a toilet tissue paper blank roll. One by one, paste remaining 20 popsicle / as per the cylindrical shape in a vertical manner on the cardboard roll. Once all the sticks are pasted, it will start giving you the feel of Holder. Keep it aside to have a perfect stick for 10minutes.
  4. Joining the base & Holder : Take a small circular shaped paper cut as per the circular dimensions of the holder. Paste it on the base from one side & paste holder on it from the other side. Let it dry for next 15 minutes.     

Woo..Hoo.. amazing pen stand is ready by your munchkin. Don’t forget to applaud him for his creative work. Let him put his colours, small toys or what ever he wishes into it & enjoy .

Happy Crafting!


Quest to live the life surrounded with the charming little bundle's of joy. When they speak, I sing, When they smile, I rejoice , When they hug, I hold them never to lose, Such is my passion for these Gifts of God.This love urged me to navigate separately from my Travel Blog & establish an "All-In-One" Blog for budding mothers. Mum's have multi-tasked this world ,with all her professional commitments , she still makes an extra effort to be a loving, caring and be an intellectual mommy! Cheers, for me too come from the same fraternity, post having a superb academics & close to 8 years of professional experience and blessed with a little one "who has indeed changed my life from Autumn to Spring";)

This Post Has 30 Comments

  1. SJ Yost

    I used to make these as a kid! Such a good gift for a teacher or mommy on mother’s day <3

  2. PrettyMummaSays

    I remember making this as a kid. Thanks for this reminder. I will now do this with my kid during her summer break.

    1. Jhilmil

      Yea, we used to do it.. Its fun with creativity & that’s how my 2.5years kid could help me out;)

  3. Liz

    What a cute little craft for kids to do. I will save this for when my son is a little older, something to keep him busy!

  4. ejnosillA

    This is such a great summer idea! I can’t wait to do this with my nieces this summer!

  5. Amber

    How cute! I’ll show my daughter. She loves to make things like this and we do go through a lot of popsicles during the summer.

    1. Jhilmil

      🙂 Thanks Amber, lemme know if she made it!

  6. Thalia and John

    This is so cute! Perfect craft to do at home or at school! Kids will love all the colors 🙂

  7. abhinav

    I now exactly know what to engage my nephews in during this summer break and scorching heat. Thanks for this post and I checked other posts too. 🙂

    1. Jhilmil

      Great, thanks for reading through:)

  8. KuminKueche

    nice post, looks a great idea.. would definitely try it with my kid!

  9. ryan

    Nice. We are always looking for new craft ideas for when my 8 year old niece visits. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Vinod Verma

    Remembring my childhood days. I used to make it in summer holidays.

  11. Ashley B

    As a fellow DIYer I love seeithing other fun DIY/crafts projects! What a fun project for the kiddos!

  12. This is really neat. I saw someone on Instagram make wall art yesterday using popsicle sticks. I may try that.

  13. chiimmiii

    This looks really cute and adorable with all these bright colors 🙂 need to try this with my nephew !

  14. Jackie

    This is so cool. I used to make stuff as a kid. I’ll have to do a craft night with my nephew.

  15. Rikki Singh

    It’s looking good i think Pencil Color is a good gift also…..

  16. chelf

    what a fun project! I will make a monochrome one for my desk and maybe add some glitter! approved?

  17. toastycritic

    My daughter is really big into crafts. And this would definitely be one that she would enjoy. I should try to do this with her very soon. Looks very cool.

  18. Andrea

    This is so cute! What a cool idea and project. I used to do stuff like this as a kid and when I baby sit like to still do them.

  19. CourtneyLynne

    Omg what a cute craft!!! I bet my daughter would love to make one of these with me. She loves playing with popsicle sticks!

  20. Such a cute craft. My daughter is a teacher and I am sure she would love to do this with her class.

  21. Anosa Malanga VA

    Such a nice activity for kids. It would definitely nurture their creativity. Great bonding experience to do.

  22. Blair Villanueva

    Popsicles sticks are also my favorite materials for crafting. I used to make boxes made of popsicles sticks.

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