A while back, I made Clear Playing Cards. I really liked making them so, since then, I've been trying to plan other alternative playing cards. In this Instructable, I'm going to show you how to wood burn playing card sticks! They are pretty fun to make and are easy to read and hold. I think these can be fun for the novelty of it and fun for kids to play with. As a bonus, you can always easily make new playing card sticks if some break.
Alternatively, if you don't want to wood burn, you can just use sharpie markers to draw on your designs.
This was my first time trying wood burning. I'm pretty happy with how everything turned out :)
Time to get started! I wanted to try doing this with regular popsicle sticks originally but decided to go with jumbo ones so I would have more space to work with (this is my first woodburning project ever). You can certainly adapt this for regular popsicle sticks if you want.
You will also need a good area to work. I worked in my dining room (which is actually my "do crafts in" room) with the window open. I also wore a respirator and, sometimes, goggles because I kept getting close to my work and I didn't like breathing in fumes or getting them in my eyes.