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How to Bend Popsicle Sticks into Bracelets!

Let’s make bracelets out of popsicle sticks by bending them! These popsicle stick bracelets are so cute, fun to make, and easy. Kids of all ages will love them especially preschoolers and elementary age kids. Make your craft stick bracelets sparkly, colorful and customize anyway you want! 

Make Bracelets From Craft Sticks - popsicle sticks bent into bracelets shown on 6 children's wrists all held together in the middle of the picture - Kids Activities Blog
Magically bend popsicle sticks into cool bracelets!

How To Bend Popsicle Sticks to make Bracelets

I can’t believe just how easy it is to make bracelets from craft sticks. We make so many craft stick projects that we always have a ton extra laying around, so we decided to turn them into bracelets for our friends! These popsicle stick bracelets only require a few art supplies. It is a fun craft that is budget friendly. Younger kids and bigger kids are going to love this.

This craft will take some time, and does require some help from mom and dad as the popsicle sticks need boiled, dried, and painted. But it is totally worth the wait!

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Supplies Needed To Make These Popsicle Stick Bracelets

Instructions To Bend Popsicle Sticks into Bracelets You Can Wear

Video: How To Make A Popsicle Stick Bracelet

Step 1

Step 1 - Bend Popsicle into Bracelets Craft - Craft Sticks Boiling
Start by heating the popsicle sticks up in a pan of water.

Add your craft sticks to a large pot and cover them with water.

Step 2

Bring to a boil and cook for 30 minutes, until the wood is pliable. Make sure to add plenty of sticks, in case some break in the process of shaping them. 

Step 3

Step 3 - Bend Popsicle into Bracelets Craft - Craft Sticks Bending
See the popsicle sticks BEND!

Remove the craft sticks from the water one at a time and bend to fit inside your glass jars. It’s ok if a few of them break. We had several casualties!

Step 4

Step 4 - Bend Popsicle into Bracelets Craft -Craft Sticks in Oven
Find a jar that will fit your wrist.

Set on a baking sheet and allow to dry overnight.

Step 5

Set your oven to 200 degrees F and add them for an hour to finish drying them out.

Step 6

Step 6 - Bend Popsicle into Bracelets Craft - Craft Stick Bracelets painted by child
We painted our popsicle stick bracelets with glitter…giggle!

Once completely dry, remove from the jars and decorate!

Step 7

Step 7- Bend Popsicle into Bracelets Craft - Craft Stick Bracelets on white background
Decorating your bracelet is fun!

We used glitter paint for a simple touch, but you could wrap them in washi tape or in twine to decorate them. Add stickers or even color them with markers. The possibilities are endless!

Step 7b - Bend Popsicle into Bracelets Craft -Make Bracelets from Craft Sticks shown on child's wrist
Look how the popsicle stick bracelet shimmers in the sun.

Step 8

Finished popsicle stick Bracelets from Craft Sticks
I love my popsicle stick bracelet!

Once they are decorated, they’re ready to wear!

They should still be a bit pliable, so just bend them back together if they stretch out.

Step By Step Pictures How to Bend Popsicle STicks into Bracelets

Collage of steps to bend popsicle sticks into Craft Stick Bracelets - from pan on stove, to bending popsicle stick into a glass and leaving overnight to finished bracelet worn by children
This is how easy it is to bend popsicle sticks into cool bracelets!

This is seriously one of our favorite children’s crafts with popsicle sticks. You can make a set to give to friends, and it would be such a fun slumber party activity.

Materials

  • Jumbo wooden craft sticks
  • Glass jars
  • Paint (we used glitter paint)

Instructions

  1. Add your craft sticks to a large pot and cover them with water.
  2. Bring to a boil and cook for 30 minutes, until the wood is pliable. Make sure to add plenty of sticks, in case some break in the process of shaping them. 
  3. Remove the craft sticks from the water one at a time and bend to fit inside your glass jars. It’s ok if a few of them break. We had several casualties!
  4. Set on a baking sheet and allow to dry overnight.
  5. Set your oven to 200 degrees F and add them for an hour to finish drying them out.
  6. Once completely dry, remove from the jars and decorate!
  7. We used glitter paint for a simple touch, but you could wrap them in washi tape or in twine to decorate them. Add stickers or even color them with markers. The possibilities are endless!
  8. Once they are decorated, they’re ready to wear!

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How did your popsicle stick bracelet turn out? Comment below we’d love to hear from you.



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