Popsicle stick animals mess-free fun for kids

Today I am sharing a collection of popsicle stick animals. There are tons of kids crafts that can be made with icicle sticks (or lolly sticks). I hope you will be inspired to make your own crafty animals and enjoy playing or displaying them. These are great for cheap and mess-free dollar store crafts and a good creative day with the little ones even toddlers and kindergartners.

Popsicle stick animals

popsicle stick animals

There are DIY bear and DIY raccon tutorials in today’s post.


DIY Bear Tutorial

popsicle sticks animals - bear craft

To make this grizzly bear you will need:

  • popsicle sticks
  • googly eyes
  • foam sheets to make some shapes for the bear’s face
  • Acrylic paint and paint brush
  • White glue or glue stick for sticking things together
  • Pom pom
  • scissors
  • sharpie for adding details
grizzly bear tutorial

All these crafty supplies are easily available at dollar store. Super simple project for kids with adult supervision for cutting foam sheets and glue the sticks together.

Once done your grizzly bear is ready to go.

Popsicle stick grizzly bear

popsicle sticks grizzly bear

Similarly, lets get to our other cutie of the list:


DIY raccoon craft

DIY raccoon craft

To make popsicle stick raccoon you will need:

  • popsicle sticks
  • foam sheet only white – you can use marker to colour the eye part and add a smile.
  • googly eyes
  • Acrylic paint black and white (mix them to make grey – good mixing color learning as well)
  • glue stick/ white glue/ glue gun (whatever suits you)
  • Pom pom
  • scissors
popsicle stick animals tutorial

If you like a detailed pictorial with instructions on how to make these animals, you can find it HERE.

popsicle sticks animals - raccoon craft

We have also created a video tutorial. Check it out:

Here are some more cool ideas to try:

Popsicle sticks forest animals

popsicle sticks forest animals

Popsicle stick Arctic animals

Popsicle sticks arctic animals

Popsicle sticks artic animals

Popsicle stick winter crafts

Popsicle sticks Rudolph - the reindeer at craftionary.net

Popsicle stick Rudolph

Popsicle sticks Santa #Christmas at craftionary.net

Popsicle stick Santa

popsicle sticks olaf snowman kids craft

Popsicle sticks Olaf

Popsicle sticks birds

Make DIY bird crafts

DIY bird craft

The fun part about these popsicle stick animals is that you can add a magnet behind them or stick a thread on the back and they are ready to display.

I hope you enjoyed these inspirational ideas to create:

Popsicle sticks Easter animals

that is on my kids wish list for now.

Find the popsicle stick animals collection, HERE.

Do you enjoy pinterest inspirations? You might like Kids fun and activities board, where I share my favourite ideas for children.

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  1. Julie Ann Crookston says:

    These look really cute. One question – What do you use to keep the sticks together?

    1. Thank you! 🙂 I used white glue. Some call it school glue or even crafts glue. You can find it at dollar store in kids stationary aisle. I hope this helps!

  2. argie b says:

    this is so perfect. if i may ask , what do you call that material that you use for whiskers or hair? thanks 🙂

    1. Pipe cleaners.. 🙂

  3. Sawyer says:

    Is there any way you can do a turtle with the popsicle sticks? I can’t figure it out 🙁

    1. That would look cute! I’ll like to give it a try and see how it goes.. 🙂

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