Create delicious looking popsicles this summer with sponges! Sponge Popsicle Craft is a fun and easy way to get crafty this summer with your kids!
Totally Awesome Sponge Popsicle Craft
How to Make A Sponge Popsicle Craft
First off you aren’t going to want to make just one of these. You may end up making quite a few as they can be quite fun and they are a great craft to do with little and bit kids. It has a low barrier to entry, making it perfect for toddlers and older kids can get really creative with their popsicles!
Grab a rectangle sponge and make a slit in the bottom with a craft knife. Use the knife to cut about half way down. This should be done by an adult. Be careful not to accidentally cut your hand with the knife.
Grab some craft sticks and cut off about 1 quarter from the top. Slide the rest into the slit in the bottom of the sponge to make sure it fits. Remove it and add a small amount of glue on the top and slide it back in to stay.
Decorating your Sponge Popsicles
You can decorate your popsicles as way you choose. I would use what you have at home. Have lots go glitter glue? Go for it. I used paint, Pom Poms and sequins. I used tacky glue to secure everything. For the pom poms I put a small amount of glue on the sponge and immediately put the Pom Pom in it before it soaked in. I did the same for the sequins.
For the paint I used my round sponge stampers. You can also use Pom Poms with clothespins attached to get the same circle painting effect. Dip it into the paint and stamp it all over the sponge.
Decorate the sides and the back even.
What to do with your Sponge Popsicles?
You can use your sponge popsicle craft in pretend play or you can make lots glue them (will only work if you didn’t decorate the back) to a canvases and hang it up or gift it.
This is a mess level is low to medium. This craft can be done indoors and the mess level is fairly low.
Difficulty to Create
Skills Developed in Sponge Popsicle Craft
Colour recognition, language development, hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, imaginative play, creativity.
Supplies for Sponge Popsicle Craft
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- Small Pom poms
- Tacky glue
- Acrylic Paint
- Sponge stampers or pom poms
- Craft knife
- Craft Sticks
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