Jeweled Garden Sticks

I have heard that shiny things scare the pests away from snacking in the garden. I hope that's the truth, but either way adding these beautiful shining sticks to the yard makes a beautiful addition to the garden!

  1. Ages: 3 - 3

  2. <30 minutes

  3. Super messy

  4. Grownup needed

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    Collect all things that shine for this fancy craft. We found gems and sequins galore in our art bin. We also grabbed some glitter glue, which we ended up not using in the end.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    My daughter spread the paint stick (you can get paint sticks from hardware stores) with tacky glue.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Step 3

    Next, she added each shiny piece like a little shiny puzzle.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

  • Step 4

    While the sticks were drying in the sun, we admired the sticks' shiny reflection. We almost needed sunglasses to look at them! If this doesn't scare those birds, I don't know what will!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 4

  • Step 5

    Once dry, we headed to the garden where Emma pointed out each plant that has been getting munched on. This is how she found the perfect spot for the garden sticks.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 5

  • Done!

    Next to the spinach, good choice. We shall hope for the best--all while admiring our new fancy garden accessory!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 6

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