Nothing says summer more than ice cream and popsicles. Why not add a popsicle key fob to your beach or pool bag? I’m sharing how to DIY these popsicle key fobs using scrap wood. It’s so easy and fun you’ll want to make a ton.
A DIY tutorial to make wood popsicle key fobs. Grab a few scrap wood pieces and fun, colorful paint to create this cute key fob.
Because it’s summer and all we can think about are cool summer treats let’s make popsicle key fobs. Here in the Northeast we call these ice pops or ice cream bars but growing up in the Midwest they were popsicles. So no matter what you call them they are yummy. And make a great addition to your beach or pool bag, your kids backpacks or even your key chain.
Paint them any color you like, go crazy with flavors and add sprinkles and toppings to make it extra fun. Wouldn’t these make a great party favor?
I made these popsicle key fobs for end of the year teacher gifts and wrapped them up with a nice gift card. They scream summer and add just a touch of whimsy to an otherwise plain bag.
- 1×2 scrap wood cut at 3″ long
- 5/16″ circular wood dowel
- scroll saw or bandsaw
- drill & drill bits
- wood glue
- gloss acrylic paint & paint brush
- painters tape
- key chains
Step 1: Cut the 1×2 scrap wood to 3″ long. At one end mark with a pencil the curved cuts using a small acrylic paint bottle as the template. Use a scroll saw or band saw to cut off the sharp corners then sand everything smooth.
Step 2: Use a 5/16″ drill bit (to match the dowel size) and make a 3/4″ deep hole at the center bottom of each wood popsicle.
Step 3: Cut the dowel into 3″ long pieces. Apply a dab of wood glue into the hole then shove the dowel in for a secure, snug fit.
Step 4: Wrap painters tape around the wood handle to protect it from paint. Paint your popsicles as desired.
Step 5: Drill a small hole for the key chain into one corner of the popsicle. Then thread the key chain through the hole and lock.
- Use Deco Art gloss enamel acrylic paints for a shiny, glossy popsicle finish
- Spray popsicles (before attaching key chain and protect the stick) with a clear gloss polyurethane protective coating to further protect it from wear and tear
- Vary your paint designs for interest
- Personalize your popsicles to make name tags / key fobs for your guest bags
I hope you enjoyed this popsicle key fob project. I would love to see your versions, please share on social media so we can see your creativity!
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For more DIY party favor ideas that are kid friendly how about this little wood tic tac toe game?
Or this play popsicle set complete with a stand holder: