DIY Velcro Craft Sticks

A few weeks ago I was looking for some activities to keep my youngest two children entertained during their older brother’s ball games.

I stumbled across an idea for making Velcro craft sticks at Mama.Papa.Bubba which led me where she originally found the idea at Tot Treasures.

Since I only had thin craft sticks and no Velcro dots I improvised.

Velcro Popsicle Sticks

My kids loved them and they were a hit both at home and at the ball games.

Here’s how I made our set of Velcro craft sticks.

Velcro Popsicle Sticks 1

I cut some small pieces of sew-on Velcro and used my trusty hot glue gun to glue the hook part to one end of a craft stick and the loop part to the opposite end.

Velcro Popsicle Sticks 2

Note: In the future I think I will add Velcro to both sides of at least a few of the craft sticks so that odd numbers of sticks may be used. As is, even numbered sided objects are all that can be made.

Velcro Popsicle Sticks 3

I let my kids test them out and they enjoyed making shapes, “train tracks” and more with these Velcro craft sticks.

Velcro Popsicle Sticks 5

To add fine motor skill practice to this activity I gave the kids an clean, empty cheese container and showed them how to drop the craft sticks through the small holes.

Velcro Popsicle Sticks 7

They really seemed to enjoy this activity as well.

Velcro Popsicle Sticks 4

They would put the sticks through the hole and then open up the other side and dump them out.

Velcro Popsicle Sticks 6

I love simple, inexpensive activities like this and, apparently, so do my kids. :)

  • Emma Craig

    These would be fun for working on letters too! Great idea!