Popsicle Stick Flower Vase Craft for Mother’s Day

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Mother’s Day is a special day dedicated to honoring and celebrating mothers and mother figures in our lives. As the day approaches, many of us may be brainstorming ideas for the perfect gift to show our appreciation for all that our moms do. One thoughtful and creative gift idea that can involve the whole family is making a popsicle stick vase using a tin can.

This project is not only a fun and easy way to spend quality time with your kids, but it also allows you to repurpose items you may already have at home, such as popsicle sticks and a tin can. Plus, the end result is a beautiful and practical gift that your mom can display and use for years to come. Whether you’re a crafting pro or a beginner, this project is sure to be a hit with moms of all ages.



  • Popsicle sticks (enough to cover the circumference of your tin can)
  • A clean tin can (make sure there are no sharp edges)
  • Dot markers (or other decorating supplies)
  • Double-sided tape
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun (optional, for added stability)
  • Flowers or other items to put in the vase (optional)

Note: If you don’t have dot markers, you can use paint, markers, or any other decorating supplies you have on hand. The key is to have fun and get creative with your designs!

How to Make Popsicle Stick Flower Pot Craft for Mother’s Day

To get started, you will need some basic materials, including popsicle sticks, dot markers, double-sided tape, and a tin can. First, use the dot markers to decorate the popsicle sticks in any design you like. You can use a variety of colors or stick to a specific color scheme to match your mom’s favorite colors. Once the sticks are decorated, allow them to dry completely.

Next, use the double-sided tape to attach the popsicle sticks to the outside of the tin can. Wrap the double sided tape around the tin can. Be sure to put some at the very top and very bottom of the tin can.

Peel off the paper backing of the double sided tape.

Press coloured craft sticks in the double sided tape. Continue this process until the entire can is covered in popsicle sticks. Be sure to place the sticks as close as possible.

Once the popsicle sticks are in place, you can add any additional decorations you like, such as ribbon or stickers. Fill the vase with Mom’s favorite flowers and present it to her on Mother’s Day.

This popsicle stick vase is not only a thoughtful gift, but it’s also a fun activity to do with kids. It’s a great way to teach children about recycling and repurposing materials, and it allows them to express their creativity through the design of the popsicle sticks.

Age Suitability

This craft is good for toddlers aged children 2 years old and up.

Mess Level

The mess level for this craft is low.

Difficulty to Create 


Skills Developed

Language development, shape recognition, color recognition, hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, imaginative play, creativity.

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