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Building Sticks

Building Sticks
Messiness: Low
Age Range: 2y - 9y
Estimated Time: <30 mins

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Shauna Wightman
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I often find myself in need of a quick activity that keeps the kids busy and entertained. Kids love building and creating, and building sticks are the perfect activity to help them get creative and stay quiet and mess free at the same time.

How We Did It

Building Sticks

We started by grabbing our supplies. It was super easy since the project only requires two things: sticks and Velcro stickers.

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First add the stickers to the sticks. I love how easy this is for the kids to do themselves!

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The stickers can be stuck on however you'd like. You can add them to the end of the sticks (one side has a "fuzzy" sticker while the other has the "rough" sticker), or you can add some stickers to the middle of the sticks, which opens up new ways to construct.

Building Sticks

After the stickers are placed on, the sticks are ready to be played with. The kids enjoyed seeing how many things they could build with the sticks.

Building Sticks

Kids can practice making shapes, letters, mixing colors, or grouping colors...or they can just have fun. Throw them in a small bag and carry them with you everywhere you go. They're great for long car rides or if the kids need to wait around at the doctor's office!


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This is such an ingenious idea! Very portable and potentially quiet (depending on the kids!). I can see adding this to the "out" bag I take in my purse. It holds mini play-doh, a few pipe cleaners, crayons and colored masking tape. These velcro sticks will be a fun surprise next time we're out to eat or have to wait for an appointment. Thanks!

posted by: Miriam on 11.29.2012

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Great idea to pack these in my purse - I will take them to our next outing!

posted by: Karen on 11.30.2012

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