When it’s cold outside and we have to stay home to keep ourselves and other safe, activities like tidying up, baking, and adding some personal touches to your living space not only keeps us occupied, but can also make your home feel cozy! This week we’re making some decorations to brighten up our homes and the homes of those we love! 

What You’ll Need:
Popsicle sticks
Markers or paint
Glue (wood glue or hot glue will work)
Decorative objects like colored paper, beads, glitter, etc.
String, yarn, thread, or ribbon

Step 1:
Start by arranging the popsicle sticks on your work surface to see what shapes and forms you can create, experimenting with different ways to stack the sticks (perhaps you’re going for something more 3-dimensional or want to try using the short edge or cutting them into smaller pieces).

Step 2:
Color or paint the sticks to your liking.

Step 3:
Glue the pieces together.

Step 4:
Add any additional flair to your decoration using bits and pieces of shiny, textured things, paper, etc.

Step 5:
Attach string or ribbon to hang the decoration. (Tape may be a good option here depending on the material used.)

And there you have it! Find a home for your creation or give it to someone special!