Today I have a craft project!! I know, ring the bells, send out the banners, it's a big day! I realized I had been talking about food, food, food lately and forgetting to give you all a bit of a craft fix from time to time. Sorry about that! Today I have a fun kid's craft that will be a great way to pass a January Saturday afternoon.
Do you remember the God's Eye we all used to make at summer school each year? These are a glorified version of that old-school craft. Popsicle sticks and string, y'all.
These items are mostly purchased but feel free to recycle those popsicle sticks from your kids! And, if you are having kids do this project you can pull out the good ol' Elmers glue if it makes you feel better than using a hot glue gun. Do what works best.
The mirrors are easily purchased at your craft store. You can often find small mirrors at a home improvement store, as well. There is nothing fancy about this....simply flip the mirror over and glue on the popsicle sticks.
Note: if using Elmer's glue you will have to wait for the glue to dry before moving on to the next step.
Wrap. And wrap.
When you get to the end of your wrapping, use a bit of hot glue (or Elmer's, if you prefer) to tack the string end down to keep it from unraveling on you.
That, my dear friends, is an old-school craft. The way crafts were intended. With popsicle sticks, glue, and string. For real. Hang them in multiples on a wall for a fantastic bit of decor. I mean, people pay serious money for these kinds of personalized mirrors!
Mirror Craft Materials Package of small mirrors (found at most dollar or big box stores) Colored popsicle sticks Yarn Glue gun Scissors Glitter, buttons, sequins and any other embellishments of your choice (refer to photo) Instructions Flip the mirror over and arrange the colored popsicle sticks into a "sun" or "flower" shape. Hot glue them into place. (refer to photo) Unravel a few feet of yarn, hot glue the end onto the back of the mirror between 2 popsicle sticks (refer to photo) Start wrapping the yarn around each popsicle stick twice. Wrap twice, and go around the next popsicle stick twice. And so on. (refer to photo) Wrap the yarn as far up the popsicle sticks as you wish, end by securing the yarn on the back with hot glue. (refer to photo) Decorate as desired with glitter, buttons and more! A braided strip of yarn glued to the back of two popsicle sticks makes a great hanger!