Popsicle Art Project for Kids


A fun summer art and craft art project.

Fun and easy Popsicle Art project that kids can make at school or at home. This is a great craft project for a Mother's Day gift.  And this project is a recycle art project made using paper towel tubes.  What a transformation ... into a piece of art.

Items needed: 

  • 2 Paper Towel tubes
  • 6 popsicle sticks
  • Masking tape
  • Scissors
  • Paper towel squares
  • Brush & Paints
  • 10" x 16" piece of White Foamboard, Mat board or Cardboard for Mounting
  • Glue or rubber cement


  1. Press cardboard tubes flat and then cut 3 lengths 4 inches long.  Bend each section in half and then unbend. This will give you sections that are slightly "puffed" on either side of the bend you made.  This is what gives the sections a "popsicle" look.
  2. Trim the top edges of your popsicle sections with scissors to have a slight rounded corner at both sides.
  3. Using masking tape, tape two popsicle sticks to the inside, bottom section of each "popsicle".  Leave about 2 inches of each popsicle stick showing.
  4. Tear a paper towel square in half and then fold up to fit inside of a popsicle.  This will keep your popsicle shape. 
  5. Tape the bottom center and top center to hold paper towel inside, but leave edges apart about 1/4 -1/2 inch.
  6. Paint popsicles fun sherbert colors of lime, lemmon, raspberry, orange, blueberry ... any fun combination.  Let dry.  Backs do not necessarily have to be painted.
  7. When dry, glue popsicles to a 10" x 16" piece of white foamboard or mat board to make your Popsicles into a piece of art.