While popsicle sticks may conjure up memories of summer nights chasing after the ice cream truck and chlorine-stained hair, your kids, who may or may not know the hottest spots for gelato around town, might not hold the same appreciation for these wooden sticks like you do. Show your kids the glory of the popsicle stick and the amazing creations you can make with the little wooden stems. From popsicle fish to airplanes, we’ve come up with seven cool ideas to turn those recycled sticks into cool crafts.

Custom Photo Puzzles

Keep your little puzzler entertained with this cool, DIY popsicle stick puzzles. Use pictures of your kiddo’s favorite cartoon character, the work of art they created in class or use a family photograph. Either way, this puzzle creation is quick, simple and surely to be a hit with your little one.

Which one do you plan to make?

— Natasha Artavia

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