I can't remember when I didn't have these sticks in all sizes lying around. I think maybe even before I had the girls. I never really did anything with them, but in the last few months they have become the focus of a lot of projects around here. The favorite being dumping. The other day we were all playing with them and I remembered that wonderful MS kids issue (July/August 2004) that had all the cool stick projects. We ended up just mostly doing our own thing, but there were some very cool ideas in there. That amazing bird tack is from Hillary, so I have no clue where to get them. It's one of my prized possessions. . .
Here are the stick frames. Sadie hung them here. I didn't notice for hours and I think the placement is brilliant. It's just scotch tape and stickers on these, and you can see these were at the bottom of the crayon tub. I love that crayon patina.
And a boat with a small goat. I used the paperclay to make the stick stand up for the sail. I love the sticks projects, but realize they require a bit of forethought-so we switched to lots of tape, string and this paper clay stuff to make spontaneous connectors when we realized that we just had a bunch of platforms.
On an unrelated note, Tie One On for June has been extended, officially, through July (enjoy the break!!) so the aprons will post August 1st.