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If you’re planning on enjoying the upcoming summer weather with long days on the beach and in the garden, be sure to hold onto any used lolly sticks – they’re the perfect resource for a spot of crafting. Of course, it may take some time to build up your collection, so you can also pick up a pack of the sticks on our website to get ahead with the fun projects below.
While simple, these pointers are great for keeping track of a little one's progress in a book, which will help them as they develop their reading skills. Have a peek at our handy tutorial on making them here.
These planes are so simple and fun to make, kids will delight in crafting a whole fleet. Simply whip out the pens and paints for a little decoration, then play a game and see who can launch theirs the furthest.[image credit: michaels.com/kids-craft-stick-airplanes/B_83183.html]
Keep your phone upright while you enjoy a spot of social media browsing or the latest Netflix show. The stopper will prevent it sliding down, and you can adjust the back depending on how upright you want it – just make sure you use a strong glue.[image credit: pinterest.co.uk/pin/693061830151610520]
Rather than getting squished or tangled in a jewellery box, hang your earrings on your dresser in style on this display rack. The pictured stand only features five ombré rungs, but you can build up more for a larger collection.[image credit: modesettravaux.fr/mode/diy-recyclez-vos-batonnets-de-glace-en-support-a-boucles-doreilles-6348.html]
These cute pallet-style coasters will keep your table safe from stains and bumps, all while adding a fun, rustic atmosphere to your kitchen or living room coffee table. The pictured project uses jumbo sized ones, but you can recreate them with the smaller variety too.[image credit: thecraftyblogstalker.com/mini-pallet-coasters]
Add a rustic vibe to your plants with a few lolly sticks. For best results, you should glue the sticks carefully onto the pot, making sure each is straight and aligned, though one may need to be trimmed to fit in the remaining space.[image credit: pinterest.co.uk/pin/693061830151610232]
Entice birds into your garden with our feeder tutorial that will add some colourful charm to your garden. Make sure it’s glued and sealed well and positioned in a sheltered spot, so that it doesn’t fall apart in the elements.[link: blog.createandcraft.tv/lollipop-stick-house-birds]
Perfect for a terrarium, fairy garden decoration or dollhouse, this mini chair is just waiting to catch some rays. You’ll likely find it easier to colour the sticks before assembling them and trying to get into all the cracks.[image credit: sustainmycrafthabit.com/mini-adirondack-chairs-diy]
Sit this tiny bench outside for the fairies and other small folks to enjoy. It’s an excellent recreation of everyone’s favourite outdoor seating, and you can get creative with colours or just leave it rustic brown.[image credit: pinterest.co.uk/pin/693061830151610184]
Unlike the bench, this miniature picnic table has been coloured with wood stain. You can even take it a step further and stitch a scaled-down checkered picnic blanket to spread over the table.[image credit: bhg.com/gardening/container/plans-ideas/tiny-picnic-table-for-fairy-garden]
Glue and stack ice lolly sticks to create chic wall decorations. The shelves won’t be able to hold heavy items, but a small plant or decoration is perfect.[image credit: lovely-diys.com/diy-wandregal-aus-eisstaebchen-basteln]