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Popsicle Stick House


What you need:

  • 6 popsicle sticks per house

  • paper

  • watercolor paint

  • water

  • brush

  • waterproof placemat or table cloth

  • apron or painting clothes

  • damp cloth for cleaning hands

  • hot glue gun or liquid glue



  1. Using a hot glue gun or liquid glue, assemble a house with popsicle sticks (see photo)

Once dry:

  1. Glue popsicle stick home to paper.

  2. Cover a table with a waterproof placemat.

  3. Put out paint, water and brush.

  4. Place paper on placemat. Use painter’s tape to secure to placemat, if you like.

  5. Have a damp cloth and cleaning supplies close by.



  1. “Today we are going to paint the house.”

  2. “Here is the paint.” 

  3. “Watch me paint. What color should I choose?  I will put my brush in the water and then the paint.”

  4. Paint a little on the paper and sticks.

  5. “Your turn.”

Note: We used paint sticks as well!

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