Sticks + Yarn = Nature Star
Activity DesignerMelissa Allen
Nature walks are so important to my family; we try to go for a walk every day, rain or shine. We usually bring baskets and collect many fun nature findings to save, give away or create with. On this winter day, we created a beautiful star with our sticks. It is something we will keep for years to come, and I love that it is a memory of our walks together and art-filled afternoons.
What You'll Need
- mod-podge glue (optional)
How We Did It
Once you have collected your sticks, your child can place them in the form they would like. We experimented with different ways to make a star and it was fun to figure out the best way to lay the sticks together.
Once we settled on a form, I started wrapping the yarn around the sticks wherever the sticks crossed each other. Once I started the yarn, I then passed the sticks to my five-year-old to finish wrapped. Then we would tie the yarn off.
Emma painted the stars with Mod-Podge (a glue/water mixture works too), and then she got to work on the glitter.