mini8-ounce mason jars or comparable drinking glasses
First, prepare the paper you will later use to decorate your popsicle sticks. Trace a stick on the back of patterned paper with the pencil. Cut out the shapes and set aside.
Next, prepare your popsicle stick bracelets. Place about eight craft sticks in a sauce pan of water. Be sure to add plenty of water, as a significant amount will evaporate while boiling. Bring the sauce pan of water to a boil. Boil the sticks for 30 minutes. Let the sticks sit in the hot water for an additional 15 minutes. Use tongs to remove a stick. Wood does not conduct heat well, so the stick should be easy to handle, but if you find the stick too hot, please use caution and let it cool slightly, or use a towel or gloves to protect your hands. Shape the stick into a circle inside a mason jar, positioned at the top of the jar. Let the sticks dry overnight. Note you will likely have one or two sticks break, so just be sure to boil a couple extra.
When the sticks are fully dry and ready to decorate, brush a thin layer of Modge Podge over the outside of the bracelet. Carefully attach one of the paper shapes and smooth. Apply a coat of Modge Podge to the top of the paper. Let dry and apply one to two more coats.
This project for popsicle stick bracelets was printed from CraftsbyAmanda.com - https://craftsbyamanda.com/popsicle-stick-bracelets/ and can only be printed for education or personal use.