This was another project from an Asia Citro book. These yarn-wrapped sticks were in her A Little Bit of Dirt: 55+ Science and Art Activities to Reconnect Children with Nature.
We collected the sticks from our nearby woods and playground.
I got them started by hot gluing them to the end of the stick. Then we wrapped. And wrapped. And wrapped.
It takes a while to wrap a bunch of sticks, not gonna lie. She helped with some of it, but I finished up a couple of these myself.
But they’ve become staples in her play boxes downstairs. They’re great as swords, magic wands, and drumsticks. She’s always finding great sticks outside that she wants to hold on to, and now she can.