Sticks are such a versatile material, and if your kids are like mine you’ll often have a collection outside your front door as the kids can’t resist collecting a few on their travels!
This summer, I’ve got together with a few of my crafty blogging friends to share simple craft ideas using materials that you’ll probably already have hanging around the home. Our first theme was sticks and we shared our fun and simple ideas using sticks collected from nature, craft sticks, and even kebab skewers.
I hope these ideas come in handy for those rainy days when you need some crafty inspiration to keep the children amused.
Click the link below each picture for the full instructions on each project.
Mum in the Mad House shared these yarn wrapped sticks. I love the simplicity of this project.
One for the Star Wars fans! Crafts on Sea shared this cool puzzle made using craft sticks.
Messy Little Monster turned her stick collection into gorgeous nature paint brushes.
Here at In The Playroom, we shared a 2D & 3D shape building STEM activity using craft sticks
ET Speaks from Home made a DIY pick up sticks game. Have fun making it, and then playing it!
Zing Zing Tree turned their sticks into teepee tea light holders. Aren’t they cute?
Ojo de Dios is a classic sticks craft. You can use any kind of sticks that you have to hand – even lolly sticks like Mum in the Mad House did with these.
Crafts on Sea used kebab sticks to make these toy teepees with her kids, and they make the perfect play area for your toy Sylvanian families.
Use your craft sticks to learn the alphabet, with a fun Minions theme, like in this guest post from Sparkling Buds.
ET Speaks from Home used craft sticks and cupcake liners to make this simple umbrella craft for the letter U, while working through the A-Z of summer.
We combined sticks with scrunched tissue to make this pretty blossom tree craft.
And combined sticks with bubble wrap printing to make these Autumn trees. Change the colours scheme to craft your way through all the seasons!
Follow along with the rest of our Simple Crafts Summer. After sticks, we’re moving on to cardboard boxes.
Anna Marikar, mum of four and seasoned blogger, has spent over a decade sharing her parenting journey and passion for kid-friendly crafts and free printables.
Her easy-to-follow craft ideas and practical parenting advice have transformed In The Playroom into a cherished resource for parents.