Sticks + Yarn = Nature Star

Sticks + Yarn = Nature Star

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.

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

How we did it:

Materials List

  1. found sticks
  2. yarn
  3. glitter (optional)
  4. mod podge (optional)
  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. When our forms were done, Emma decided they needed glitter, of course!

  4. Emma painted the stars with Mod-Podge (a glue/water mixture works too), and then she got to work on the glitter.

  5. We moved outside for this messy step, but you can also place the star in a baking sheet while you glitter. We often do that and I can just shake the glitter off outside afterwards.

  6. The star came out perfect. I love the look of the sticks. The star moved around our house through the Christmas season--then we packed it up for many Christmases to come!