Popsicle Stick Coaster




These are step by step instructions on how to make an awesome Popsicle stick coaster. You will need 16 Popsicle sticks in total to make it, Popsicle sticks will break so take as many as you can.

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Step 1: Step 1

Start by taking 4 Popsicle sticks and arranging them like so:

Step 2: Step 2

Take one more Popsicle stick and arrange it like so:

Step 3: Step 3

Pick either side of the window shape and push it into the middle so it looks like this:

Step 4: Step 4

Add more Popsicle sticks on either side making a pattern like so:
Carry on doing this until you run out of room.

Step 5: Step 5

Eventually your Popsicle stick shape should look something like this:
If your shape has fallen apart then don't give up, you'll get it eventually.

Step 6: Step 6

If you want, you can stick your leftover stick through the middle of your coaster like I have:
This doesn't really do much but I like to imagine it makes it stronger :P

Step 7: Step 7

Your amazing Popsicle stick coaster is finished!
Now it's ready to be used, or if your like me, you can just throw it at something and watch it explode! ;D
Please be careful of eyes and under no circumstances throw these anywhere near anyone's face.

Have fun!

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7 Discussions


5 years ago

Love this idea


5 years ago

I love making these as trivets with coffee stirrers. Awesome work ?


I had trouble keeping them together. I put the sticks in 1/4 inch of water, and VOILA! The water made the sticks more bendable and not so slippery. Thanks for the fun idea!


5 years ago

If you boil the sticks they will bend easier.