Sticks, when is a stick not a stick? Well a stick can be and often is everything in this house. You can find a pile of sticks at the front door as my boys pick up sticks wherever we go and this “treasure” is part of childhood and I love it! But I also love doing something with these sticks and we decided to practice some fine motor skills and make some yarn wrapped sticks.
It almost seems laughable to actually devote a whole post to yarn wrapped sticks, however, both the kids and I had so much fun doing this.
- Sticks, twigs or even drift wood
- Embroidery thread
- acrylic paint – optional
I love that the yarn wrapped sticks can become anything. Mini said he was making wands, whilst Maxi decided he was making art!
It really is as simple as making a loop with the yarn and tying a know before wrapping the wool, yarn or embroidery thread around it.
Wrapping is a great way to work on fine motor skills for children of all ages, but I would keep this craft for slightly older children and make sure that they are supervised as sticks have pointy ends!
Once we had finished our yarn wrapped sticks we decided to display them in a jar. They look really beautiful.
See the other stick posts from our #simplesummer cohosts
Stick and Nature Paintbrushes from Messy Little Monster
Building 2d and 3d shapes with sticks from In the Playroom
Craft Stick superhero puzzle from Crafts on Sea
Yarn Tipi’s from Zing Zing Tree
Pick up sticks from ET Speaks from Home