What do your kids naturally gravitate towards when your out on a walk or hike? For my 5-year old son, it’s sticks. He turns them into walking poles and imagines he is some kind of magical-being, such as a fairy or sorcerer.
A few weeks ago on a walk with friends, I noticed so many fallen branches and sticks on and around the trail. Those sticks combined with some enthusiasm that needed “directing”, I decided to challenge Bergen to collect sticks of a certain size for a few projects. Winter seems to be the time to find an endless supply!
One of the projects I shared recently was our alphabet twig books. Today I’m sharing our twig crafts–stars, snowflakes, and other formations made out of sticks, yarn, and treasures.
Here’s how we made our twig creations:
- Search for twigs and sticks that are about a half of an inch in diameter. This is an adventure/project in itself!
- Trim the twigs and sticks you find to a size that seems reasonable to work with. We found that anywhere from 5 to 8 inches was suitable.
- Figure out what you’d like to make, and lay it out. We tried stars, snowflakes, and experimented with numbers and letters
- Use wire to attach the ends of the sticks together.
- Wrap yarn around the wire to secure even more, and add color to your creation. Bergen also liked wrapping the yarn all the way around the stars and snowflakes, “like a spiderweb”.
- Glue treasures to your creation!
Have you crafted with sticks? Tell us about what you made, or what you plan to make!
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