Craft Stick Fun Project #3

Sorry I missed a couple days this week – things got kinda crazy here as they likely have for all of you! Let’s move on to our next craft stick project! Today we’ll be adding names to sticks in two different ways. 🙂 The first way is using glittery sticker letters.

This is pretty self-explanatory, I guess. Just peel and stick the letter stickers onto the craft sticks to form a name.

You can make one for everyone in the family or make some for your friends. 🙂

The second way to make name sticks is using the little plastic beads with letters on them.

This is a good project to help kids learn or reinforce knowing their letters by letting them sort the beads out and find the letters for their name. If they need a little help, try printing their name on a piece of paper so they have something to help them know which letters they are looking for.

You can arrange the letters straight up and down, turn them a little bit to make them a little more fun or even put them on the stick sideways.

The pack of letters I bought also had a few red hearts and they added a happy little extra to the sticks.

You can use the sticks for marking each person’s place at the table. Or make a snack in little paper cups and add the stick to each one. Hide the cups for the kids to find and they will know which one is theirs by looking at the stick. Its good practice being able to recognize their name! The sticks can also go in the child’s room or hang on their door by adding a piece of string. I’m sure the kids will have fun coming up with other ways to use them! Have fun! Thanks for visiting! 🙂

Craft Stick Fun Project #1

Hello and Happy Monday! This week I want to focus on some craft projects using the wide flat craft sticks…the ones that look like short tongue depressors. 😉 Ever have the Dr. hold your tongue down with a stick so he/she can look at your throat? Yea, some sticks like that, but used in a much nicer way! I think we are all longing for Spring, so today we’re going to do a project using some cute little flower stickers with the sticks. I found the craft sticks and the flower stickers at Walmart.

These flower stickers have several flower shapes and a couple of leaf shapes and come with the adhesive on the back. All you have to do is peel and stick them where you want them. These are cute flower shapes and glittery too!

Some of the larger flower stickers have the center hole punched so that you can remove it if you want to.

If you don’t like seeing the wooden stick through the hole, just grab a yellow marker and color a circle on the stick.

Place the flower sticker on top of the yellow circle and presto! Your flower now has a yellow center like some real flowers do.

I did the same thing with a little differently shaped purple flower and used a different leaf.

How about putting 3 small flowers together on a stick?

For this stick, I used one of the bigger flowers that has the center punched, but I left the center in place…and added a smaller flower too.

If you save the center circle pieces from several flowers, you can even decorate the sticks with them. Plus a few leaves used in a different manner.

Let your children have free rein with the sticks and stickers and see what neat ideas they come up with themselves. You can give them a small cup or vase to display their Spring flowers in. Or you can add a name to their flower stick and use them to mark their place at the table or as a bookmark or tuck them into a special snack cup…the ideas are endless and I’m betting your kids will think of their own ideas of how to use them. 🙂

Most of all, have FUN! Hopefully this project can help us all hang on until the real Spring flowers arrive! Be sure to check back later this week for more craft stick ideas! Thanks for visiting!