10 Cool Things Kids Can Do With Sticks

Things Kids Can Do With Sticks

Play doesn’t have to be expensive and it does not have to involve lots of batteries. plastic, trends and screens. An unplugged childhood is a very good thing indeed and learning to use and have fun with materials in the world around us is so good for both our imagination and for the environment.

Simple nature crafting is something very special and a key ingredient to a thrifty and fun family life. Do you nature craft? if you do my post on things kids can do with stones is sure to delight you too

A potter about gathering sticks can lead to some wonderful nature play experiences. There are just so many options too. Look at the fun you can have whilst leaving the world in tact and in peace.

I love to play with sticks alongside my kids they have endless play and crafting possibilities .


Things kids can do with sticks

Build mini dens

Sherwood Pines Den Building, nature play, playing with sticks, Things Kids Can Do With Sticks

Photo from UK lifestyle blog The Ana Mum Diary

Paint them

painted sticks via Little Wonders' Days

Make wind chimes


learn how to Play Pooh Sticks

Make a sculpture  

Make a picture frame

Play pick up sticks

Make a stick person

Whittle them

Make a teepee

 Nature play is fabulous and thee are just so many cool things kids can do with sticks! Have fun.


A huge thank you to the lovely bloggers who have allowed me to use their photos in this things kids can do with sticks post. Pls, ask at the original source if you ever wish to use someone’s photo.


10 cool things kids can do with sticks, Things kids can do with sticks


Ooh and a bonus number 11….. How to make a twig boat



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  1. Actually Mummy...
    May 2, 2014 / 1:22 pm

    You do have the best ideas for posts! I have a veritable labrador stash on my porch step and all I can ever think of to do is build a bonfire and toast marshmallows – which doesn’t go down very well with their owner, as you might imagine 🙂
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  2. Chris at Thinly Spread
    May 2, 2014 / 1:23 pm

    Oh goodness, yes! Where would we be without sticks?! My boot is always full of them and we have made SO many things out of them inculding most of the above – not the wind chime though, thanks for that inspiration!
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  3. otilia
    May 2, 2014 / 5:22 pm

    really cool things! i need to go and get some for me and my eldest to play.
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  4. Kirsty
    May 2, 2014 / 8:06 pm

    We have been out in the woods this week and stick offer so much to little ones. We counted, ordered in size, played, built, pointed and just held. You have put together some fantastic ideas here, thank you.
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  5. Coombemill
    May 3, 2014 / 9:51 pm

    A post after my own heart. I love the crafty activities with the painted sticks
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  7. February 29, 2016 / 12:55 pm

    Very cool ideas, loving the stick men!

  8. February 29, 2016 / 3:29 pm

    Haha, those stick people are so CUTE! I am guilty of throwing sticks in the garden bin that Oliver brings home from walks, might have to recycle some of them.
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  9. May 22, 2018 / 12:39 pm

    My little boy can’t go anywhere outside without coming home with a stick or two. We’ll be sure to check out these lovely ideas.

  10. eve
    October 17, 2018 / 4:42 pm

    Hi..Great ideas on here 🙂 as a fellow forest school teacher I just need to ask if the twig boat has a Lord and Ladies leaf on it as a sail? because they are really poisonous….and I would hate anyone to get hurt . x

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