Building Sticks

I often find myself in need of a quick activity that keeps the kids busy and entertained. Kids love building and creating, and building sticks are the perfect activity to help them get creative and stay quiet and mess free at the same time.

  1. Ages: 3 - 8

  2. <30 minutes

  3. A little messy

  4. Grownup needed

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    We started by grabbing our supplies. It was super easy since the project only requires two things: sticks and Velcro stickers.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    First add the stickers to the sticks. I love how easy this is for the kids to do themselves!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Step 3

    The stickers can be stuck on however you'd like. You can add them to the end of the sticks (one side has a "fuzzy" sticker while the other has the "rough" sticker), or you can add some stickers to the middle of the sticks, which opens up new ways to construct.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

  • Step 4

    After the stickers are placed on, the sticks are ready to be played with. The kids enjoyed seeing how many things they could build with the sticks.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 4

  • Done!

    Kids can practice making shapes, letters, mixing colors, or grouping colors...or they can just have fun. Throw them in a small bag and carry them with you everywhere you go. They're great for long car rides or if the kids need to wait around at the doctor's office!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 5

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