"There are some who can live without wild things and some who cannot." (Aldo Leopold) Apparently, I cannot.

Too Tired to Try Tuesday: Making Craft Sticks Educational


Ok folks, this idea from Tot Treasures is super easy, and I bet it’ll keep your kids entertained for a while and help them learn, all on the cheap. What can be better than that, right?

What you’ll need:

  • Craft sticks in various colors (or if you want to get extra crafty, you could get plain and paint your own)
  • Velcro circles to fit on ends of sticks (or you could get strips and cut to fit)

Here’s what you do:

  • Add Velcro circles to the ends of each stick on both sides.
  • Give said sticks to your kids to combine into various shapes, letters, numbers, or whatever other creation they can come up with!

Simple, right? Plus it’s fun AND educational. (For complete post from Tot Treasures, click here.)

And if you want to make this project a little extra special, grab a plastic pencil box and either decorate it for your little ones, or if they are old enough, let them decorate it, and voila, they’ll have an activity box to store their craft sticks.

As always, if you try it, let us know how it turns out. And send some pics!

I’m no cooking or crafting guru, so I started these Too Tired to Try Tuesday posts to share craft and recipe ideas that I’ve come across and would really like to try but am just too damned tired (that sounds better than lazy, right?) to get around to. In addition to ideas that I find, I am open to submissions from you–either something tried and true or something you want to try but haven’t had the time to. Just send me an email at raisingwildthingsblog@gmail.com with your ideas, and I may share them here. (And by “may” I mean “will definitely”! I just confessed how lazy tired I am, so if you take the time to send me something to share, I’m going to share it!)

Author: Mamma Wild Thing

I'm a mamma to four little wild things and can't imagine life any other way. (Well, most days.)

4 thoughts on “Too Tired to Try Tuesday: Making Craft Sticks Educational

  1. I love that it’s easy to create and can be so many different shapes. My kind of craft!

  2. Oh my goodness, I love this! Moreover, my kids would love this! I also think the idea behind this series is fantastic–keep rockin’ it, Momma!

  3. Pingback: Lazy Sunday: Week in Review 5/5/13 |

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