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How to Make a Napkin Holder out of Popsicle Sticks

Updated July 20, 2017

Creating crafts with Popsicle sticks is the ultimate form of recycling and is the ideal way to make gifts including picture frames and puppets, in addition to napkin holders. Creating a Popsicle stick napkin holder craft is simple enough for a preschooler, with some help from mom or dad. The project can be personalised through painting or stickers for the different holidays or seasons, and especially for gift giving.

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  1. Create the side panels by placing Popsicle sticks side-by-side until it is the size of one stick laid across them.

  2. Glue a Popsicle stick along the top and bottom edges, approximately 1/2 inch from the edges. Repeat for second side panel.

  3. Make the bottom by lining mini craft sticks along side each other until it is the same size of the side panels. Glue two regular sticks about 1/4 inch from the edges.

  4. Paint all the surfaces of the napkin holder your favourite colour and let dry.

  5. Glue the side panels, with the cross sticks inside. Add glue from the inside and lean books or anything sturdy on both sides to hold the sides up while it dries.

  6. Tip

    You can make it extra special by painting pictures or a special message. If you don't have mini craft sticks, use regular Popsicle sticks and glue together using a stick broken in half.

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Things You'll Need

  • Popsicle sticks or craft sticks
  • Mini craft sticks
  • Acrylic paint
  • Craft glue
  • Paintbrush

About the Author

Annie Kluza has been in the public-relations field since 1998, writing for clients in a number of markets and platforms. An avid traveler, she has published many travel articles, both online and in regional magazines such as "Magazine of Summerlin" and "205 South." Kluza holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications studies, magna cum laude, from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

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