Craft Stick Puzzle

Craft Stick Puzzle

Ah, the craft stick--that most ubiquitous of art supplies! Craft sticks have fortified countless cabins, propped up innumerable paper puppets, and provided the framework for frames beyond measure. Their versatility makes them a favorite around these parts. And if you're really lucky, you can obtain them the old-fashioned way. (By snacking on Popsicles!) Craft stick puzzles build up patterning and sequencing skills--plus they're a hit with kids of all ages!

Ages:
3 - 9
Est. Time:
<30 mins

How we did it:

Materials List

  1. washable markers
  2. craft sticks / popsicle sticks
  3. tape
  1. After gathering your supplies...

  2. ...line your sticks up in a row.

  3. Tape the sticks together. (Younger kids may need some grownup assistance with this step.)

  4. Turn the sticks over. Use the markers to draw anything you'd like.

  5. Peel the tape off the sticks. Mix up the sticks, and put together your puzzle. You can assemble your own project--or exchange your puzzle with a friend!