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.

Puppet People

Take DIY puppets to a new, cuter level. Using art foam, craft pipe cleaners and yarn, you and your kiddo can make these puppets in no time at all. So toss aside that paper bag puppet you were making and create one of these cool guys with moving eyes, hair and arms. Pretty sweet, huh?

Which one do you plan to make?

— Natasha Artavia

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