Grandma brought us a large box of Jumbo popsicle sticks (compliments of Deb) and mentioned that if we boiled them we could make popsicle stick bracelets out of them. We didn’t believe it, but holy cow…she was right. View close up shots of the popsicle stick bracelets on our Facebook Page!
Using inspiration from http://suzyssitcom.com/2011/04/feature-friday-popsicle-bracelets.html and boiling techniques on other blogs, we created some pretty hip popsicle stick bracelets for our friends.
You’ve got to see it to believe it.
ITEMS YOU’LL NEED TO CREATE YOUR OWN POPSICLE STICK BRACELETS:
• Jumbo Popsicle Sicks
• 1 Glass Jar or lids for a bracelet mold
• Scrapbook Paper OR Duct Tape OR Washi Tape
• Mod Podge
STEP 1: Boil Jumbo or regular sized popsicle sticks for about 45 minutes and let them soak another 30 minutes. We used the jumbo size for older kids and adults and saved the regular sized popsicle sticks for children aged (3-5). Note: You’ll want to boil more than you’ll need because some of them will break when trying to fit in the glass or lid. Totally normal.
STEP2: While the popsicle sticks are warm pull them out one by one and bend them slowly the fit inside a glass jar or lid. We used varying jar sizes to fit kids wrists and adult wrists. We also bent our popsicle sticks by laying them on a dish towel to protect our hands from the heat.
STEP 3: Let them dry for 24 hours.
STEP 4: Now the fun part….DECORATING! You can use paint, scrapbook paper, hot glue, yarn, just about any technique you can think of. In our video, How to Make Popsicle Stick Bracelets, we focused on paint & scrapbook paper.
STEP 5: Let the paint dray and hand out to your friends!