10 Beautiful Stick Crafts for Kids

One of my favorite ways to spend an afternoon is on a nature walk looking for “creatures” and “treasures” with the twins.  We have been lugging home baskets and baskets of odds and ends that we find on our walks, including a healthy stick collection. This week I decided to feature ten stick crafts from our Discover & Explore linky for inspiration next time you find yourself with a bundle of sticks on a sunny afternoon.  This is a really beautiful collection- I hope you enjoy it! Click on the text links or photos to view the original tutorials.

10 Beautiful Stick Crafts for Kids

10 Beautiful Stick Crafts for Kids

 Homemade Wind Chimes from Happy Hooligans

Homemade Wind Chimes from Happy Hooligans

Autumn Stick Trees from Sun Hats & Wellie Boots

Autumn Stick Trees from Sun Hats & Wellie Boots

Stick Family by Craftulate

Stick Family by Craftulate

Crafting a Walking Stick from Crafting Connections

Crafting a Walking Stick from Crafting Connections

Nature Fairy Wands from Green Owl Art

Nature Fairy Wands from Green Owl Art

Painted Stick Instruments from Twodaloo

Painted Stick Instruments from Twodaloo

Summer Twig Ornaments from Happy Hooligans

Summer Twig Ornaments from Happy Hooligans

Painting with and on sticks by Danya Banya

Painting With And On Sticks by Danya Banya

Butterfly Suncatchers from Twodaloo

Butterfly Suncatcher Craft from Twodaloo

Fall Centerpiece Craft for Kids from Housing a Forest

Fall Centerpiece Craft for Kids from Housing a Forest

These posts and other highlights have been pinned to the Discover & Explore Pinterest Board.

More Ideas for Creating with Natural Materials from the Discover and Explore Co-hosts

Creating with Natural Materials from the Discover and Explore co-hosts

Nature Crafts (KC Edventures)

8 Simple Ways for Kids to Create with Natural Materials (Buggy and Buddy)

10 Ideas for Creating with Natural Materials (Fantastic Fun and Learning)

Creating with Natural Materials (Teach Preschool)

5 Fun Things to Make with Natural Materials (Twodaloo)

Upcoming Discover & Explore Themes:

  • Open Now: Science Experiments for Kids
  • 11/6: Thanksgiving
  • 11/13: Cooking with Kids

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  1. All of these are so lovely!!

  2. What a beautiful post, Stephanie. I’m such a sucker for a nature craft. I honestly don’t think there’s any craft more beautiful than one made from items in nature. Thank you so much for sharing my posts in this lovely collection.

  3. Thank you! Lots of great inspiration here. We love especially love creating with nature. :)

  4. Maare Akkola says:

    Hello! Greetings from Finland :)
    I love these ideas!

  5. What a fun round-up! Pinned it – we are always looking for things to do with the many sticks we pick up on walks =)

    Thanks for linking up to TGIF!
    Have a great weekend,
    Beth =)

  6. I love the stick things- we plan to make the cool music instruments soon. Have you ever read “Stick Man” by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler? It’s a favorite in my classroom.


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