Craft Sticks

Making squares

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Working together to make squares in our preschool classroom!

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Twelve rainbows for kids to create and explore

Twelve wonderful and irresistible rainbow ideas for kids to create and explore!

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Lining up colored craft sticks

Lining up colored craft sticks was one of our favorite activities during our study of lines in preschool.

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Making craft stick xylophones in preschool

Making our very own craft stick xylophones in preschool.

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DIY magnetic craft sticks

A fun and colorful set of DIY magnetic craft sticks for the children to explore on our magnetic board…

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Making horses in preschool with sticks and yarn

The past week the children at preschool have been exploring animals on the farm. In one of the activity boxes were craft sticks and some strips of yarn… It wasn’t obvious to the children how these materials could be used to make farm animals so I sat at a table and made my own horse. […]

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At play with playdough people in preschool

I recently acquired these little people shaped craft sticks. The craft stick people were unfinished so I painted a few of them blue and a few of them red… I am always looking to add new dimensions of play to the materials we already have in the classroom. So I added the people shaped craft sticks to […]

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Exploring and creating with craft sticks in preschool

I cannot stress the following message enough… Before preschoolers are ready to be creative… They need time to explore the materials! When introducing new tools or art mediums to young children, they need time to explore what happens when they manipulate the items before they will be ready to create with the items. The art […]

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Craft stick painting with toddlers

Yesterday Wy and I tried a little kick box painting so while Wy was still in the mood, we tried a little craft stick painting too. We gathered a handful of craft sticks, some paint, paper, and a box with a lid. Wy dumped everything into the box and tapped on the paint cups to […]

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