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Craft Stick Winter Bucket List a Family Fun DIY

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Always trying to answer the question from the kiddos – What's there to do? and We're Bored?  Create a Craft Stick Winter Bucket List of activities sure to keep your family busy all season long!  Gather a few items from Dollar Tree and some simple supplies from your craft stash and spend a cold winter afternoon creating together!

Dollar Tree Craft Stick Winter Bucket List Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #wintercrafts #dollartreecrafts #kidscrafts


Create a Winter Bucket List from Craft Sticks

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Here's what you will need to make a family fun Winter List:

Here's how to create a Craft Stick Bucket List:


Gather all supplies.

Materials for Craft Stick Winter Bucket List Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #wintercrafts #dollartreecrafts #kidscrafts

Basecoat at least twelve wooden craft sticks with a variety of Winter inspired colors.  We selected an icy mix of blues, lavenders, white and grey that we had on hand.  Don't forget that you can create pastels with bright colors and white!  Let dry and then apply a second coat, if necessary.  Because these sticks will be seen from both sides, flip over and paint the backs of the craft sticks.

Paint Craft Stick Winter Bucket List Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #wintercrafts #dollartreecrafts #kidscrafts


Using a pencil and then the MONOTWIN Permanent Marker, write a Winter Bucket List activity on each of the twelve craft sticks.  Get the kiddos involved to create your list!  You can also use the back of each craft stick to add more activities.

Dollar Tree Craft Stick Winter Bucket List Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #wintercrafts #dollartreecrafts #kidscrafts

Here is a detailed photo of all twelve Winter Bucket List activities.

Letter activities on Craft Stick Winter Bucket List Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #wintercrafts #dollartreecrafts #kidscrafts


Using the light and medium blue washable markers, create a plaid pattern on the white shipping tag by drawing grids.  Write WINTER BUCKET LIST on the tag with a permanent black marker.  Cut an 8-inch length of blue ribbon, loop through the shipping tag, and tie it to the handle of the metal bucket.  Accent with a snowflake cut-out attached with an adhesive tab.  Measure and cut a length of blue ribbon to wrap around the circumference of the metal bucket, and then attach with adhesive tabs.

Create a tag Craft Stick Winter Bucket List Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #wintercrafts #dollartreecrafts #kidscrafts


Add the white paper shred to the bucket and then insert the Winter Bucket List craft sticks.  Remove each stick as the family completes the activity. Add dates to the craft sticks and incorporate them into journal entries or scrapbook pages for added fun!

Twelve Activities for Craft Stick Winter Bucket List Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #wintercrafts #dollartreecrafts #kidscrafts

Create this Craft Stick Winter Bucket List in just about 30 minutes with coloring, painting and printing help from the kiddos!

Let each family member add a few of their favorites OR create a list of brand new activities.  The possibilities are endless! For more winter fun check out my Easy DIY Picture Frame Snowman with Dollar Tree Supplies.

Quick and Easy Dollar Tree Picture Frame Snowman Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #dollartreecrafts #snowmancrafts #kidscrafts #wintercrafts

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15 thoughts on “Craft Stick Winter Bucket List a Family Fun DIY

    • Thanks for hosting a fabulous linky party, Cecilia!

  • Love this idea, Beth… and the colors are so winter-y! But I love how this project can be customized to your home colors! Pinned, and happy to be featuring you tomorrow at Tuesday Turn About!

    • YAY!! Thank you, Julie!

  • Beth, I love your creative “bucket list’ andI will be doing this for a friend as well as myself also, I plan to make the picture frame snowman. I adore snowmen and this is one I have not seen before. Love it!

    • THANK YOU, Barbara! Tag me on social when you post them!

  • What a fun family project Beth!!
    Thank you for sharing your winter bucket list at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I’m delighted to be featuring it at the party tomorrow and pinning too.

  • Beth – this is the cutest idea, not only the idea but the way it looks. Amazing

    • Thanks a bunch, Regina!

  • I think I might want to create this project with painted BLANK craft sticks to use as a gift. The recipient can write her own tasks on the sticks–either all at once, or even as time goes by and she thinks of new tasks. She could even add task sticks as she COMPLETES tasks, rather than tasks she wants to complete, thereby signifying accomplishments. A QUESTION: The photo shows Tombow Extreme Tabs; what are they used for? Thank you for this adorable idea! A true BUCKET list!

    • Great ideas, Susan! The Xtreme Tabs are used to attach the wooden snowflake to the tag.

  • Thanks for your reply, Beth. I read the instructions several times and just couldn’t figure out the tabs use. This definitely answers my question. Like many crafters, I’ve used many, many adhesion/glue products, but this is one I wasn’t familiar with. I think I’ll give it a try. Thank you again! –Susan

    • Absolutely, Susan! They were truly fabulous clear adhesive tabs, but sadly Tombow doesn’t make them anymore. You can definitely substitute your favorite adhesive dots or even use a glue gun and glue sticks.

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