Nearly every day, one of my boys will end up collecting a few sticks on the way home from school. There’s an alley way on our school run that always seems to have so many, and they are drawn to them like magnets! Since they collect so many, we decided to put them to use in some of our crafts and had a fun stick painting session after school.
Painting the sticks makes an interesting change from painting on paper, card or the more commonly found art materials and they loved the challenge of working with this different texture.
We’ve been spending a lot of time on clapping out syllables lately with the younger boys (I will explain what this is and the benefit), so our initial idea of making the sticks into musical sticks naturally morphed into making them into syllable sticks.