Craft Stick Puzzles – Christmas Busy Bags

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I just LOVE these craft stick puzzles. We have also made a non seasonal puzzle which was a big hit with the kids. I personally loved the swirls.

As these are for the 25 Christmas Busy bags series I am doing this month I decided to make them magical and all shiny!

These are also super simple to make!

To make this Christmas busy bag you will need:

  • 10 of each jumbo craft stick
  • tape (masking or electrical tape works well because it does not pull the color off the sticks)
  • sharpie pens
  • glitter pens
  • glitter glue pens
  • white and green paint
  • sparkly beads + hot glue gun to attach

Tape the 10 sticks neatly together like below and turn over to add your art!

For my blue jumbo craft sticks I did a snowflake puzzle. I had to first search on your tube for a tutorial for HOW TO draw a snowflake, but once I saw how it was easy and I drew them all over.

Once the paint was dry I used the silver glitter glue and rubbed it randomly over the surface to give a shimmery and magical effect. Don’t forget to number your sticks 1-10 while they are still taped together!

I also made a tree puzzle with actual beads on it for decorations. Try to keep the beads on one stick and not get the sticks glued together!

First up draw your tree. Here I used the tree template from the lacing shapes and took my green paint to make a glow effect to the tree then used a glitter pen to make the outline stick out more.

More glitter glue was used as tinsel and the beads as ornaments. Again remember to number your sticks 1-10.

The only thing left is to let it dry then go play!

These make a fabulous busy bag and my kids just love puzzles so this one is a hit.

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