Popsicle Stick Hot Cocoa Mug Craft

Drinking hot chocolate is one of my favorite childhood memories. The steamy rich chocolate taste always reminds me of the holidays. 

So, this Christmas season I am ecstatic to share with you a fun and easy popsicle stick project. Give your children the gift of creativity with these effortless DIY Popsicle Hot Cocoa Mug creations.

Hot Chocolate Mug Popsicle Stick

Christmas is all about decorations, and with these mess-free guidelines, you can set up a simple indoor project for your kid. Just help glue the popsicle sticks together, and let your kids decorate the mugs however they like! 

Bring the whole family together with these hot cocoa creations, and maybe even have some real hot cocoa on the side. I prefer them with lots of marshmallows!

How to Make Popsicle Stick Hot Cocoa Mug


  • Dark brown & assorted color paint or paint pens
  • Paintbrushes
  • White paint pen or marker
  • Regular popsicle sticks
  • Small popsicle sticks
  • Small piece of cardboard
  • Additional decor as desired
  • Hot glue gun & glue
  • Pencil


1. Line up the 7 regular size popsicle sticks as evenly as you can.

Popsicle Stick joined horizontally with glue gun

2. Run a line of hot glue the entire length of a small popsicle stick and press it onto one end of the 7 sticks (it should be perpendicular to the 7 sticks). Repeat with another small popsicle stick and press it on the other end.

Popsicle Stick crafting

3. Flip the newly made board over and lightly trace out a half circle section at the top for the cocoa section using a pencil.

Popsicle Stick

4. Paint the section below the half circle with a color of your choice. This will be your mug. We chose red because it’s Christmas!

Paintbrush-Popsicle Sticks

5. Cut a handle shape out of the cardboard and paint it the same color as the mug. When both are dry, attach the handle to the mug from the back using hot glue.

Cardboard-Curved shaped Cutting
Red handle Popsicle Stick Hot cocoa mug Craft

6. Paint the section above the half circle brown. This will be your hot cocoa!

7. Use the white paint pen or marker to draw marshmallows in the cocoa section of the mug. You can also use small white pom-poms or stickers.

Red Coloured Popsicle Stick Craft-Marker

8. Using the other assorted color markers, paint, and/or craft decor, decorate your mug as desired. Your mug is now complete!

Red coloured Popsicle Stick Cocoa Mug Crafting

How did your popsicle stick hot chocolate mug craft turn out? Tag me @mombrite on Instagram if you make one with your kids, I would love to see your creation!


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