I do some local preschool art classess and they wanted to use up some popcicle sticks. I had done these as card fronts and layout additons several years ago, you can leave them in pieces a give as a puzzle for travel or just a little gift wrapped in ribbons. Great project for any age.
We used versamark ink to stamp image, then this was brayered, sponged, and glittered by a 4 yr old.
Line your sticks up, stamp it. If using Versamark allow to dry for about 10 min. before coloring in. You can random stamp several smaller images if you want variety and can certainly do them is a fun color if you like. Your sticks have natural shadings and vary in color but that adds character to your image.