Create Walking Sticks – Kids DIY

Kids DIY Walking Sticks - BrassyApple.com #kids #craft

Supplies:

Walking Sticks

Paint

Brushes

yarn (optional)

Something to cover your work space

Small plates and bowls for paint and water

After Hiking this Summer and each kids searching out and finding their own branch on the ground to use during our outdoor adventures I thought it would be fun to personalize them. We brought them home and broke out the paints.

Kids DIY Walking Sticks - BrassyApple.com #kids #craft

We have a painting tablecloth – it’s plastic and has been around forever! Whenever my kids wants to paint we just bust it out and the table is safely covered from their creation. We reuse whip topping containers, disposable pie tins, etc for holidng the different colors of paint and water. Then they just get washed and reused for painting projects the next time

Kids DIY Walking Sticks - BrassyApple.com #kids #craft

I gave them a little direction – I was thinking more tribal looking with stripes and colors but each child had their own ideas and they went for them! Stripes, dots, swirls, all 1 color or many different. The sky is the limit when creating these walking sticks!

Kids DIY Walking Sticks - BrassyApple.com #kids #craft

Kids DIY Walking Sticks - BrassyApple.com #kids #craft

If you set up outside the kids can just be “hosed” down if they get paint on them (ha!). It can also free up table and counter space indoors as the sticks will need time to dry first before being turned over to completely cover the stick. It’s an all afternoon fun project!!

Once they are completely dry you can tie  leather strips, feathers, yarn, etc Рanything really to let them create whatever look or feel they are going for. Just tie, wrap and tie on any part of the stick!

Kids DIY walking stick - BrassyApple.com #kids #craft

Now the next time we go hiking or for a family walk the kids will be sure to bring these along! Just for fun! Something they created can now go on many adventures with them!

Kids DIY walking stick - BrassyApple.com #kids #craft

Kids DIY walking stick - BrassyApple.com #kids #craft

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