I am known as craft grandma, so it stands to reason that I head up the kids crafts at our large family reunion. The kids range in age from 3 years to 16 years. Since we were staying at a log home with a wooded path and a quarter mile long bridge to the lake, I thought of walking sticks.
CHOOSING A STICK:
It is best not to cut from a live tree.
Try to find a slightly green hardwood stick while on a walk or from trees that have been trimmed.
The stick should rest just above the shoulder.
Acrylic paints and paint brushes.
Paper towels and a water bowl to rinse brushes between colors.
Paper plates for paints.
Paint sealer (Mod Podge works well).
String such as yarn, twine, or suede cord which can be found in the jewelry making section.
Feathers and beads (wooden ones are fun).
Paint brightly colored designs and stripes.
Once dry, cover with a coat of Mod Podge or sealer.
Simply wrap with the string or leather cord for handle (add a dab of glue to start it).
If adding beads and feathers, cut a one or two foot piece of string.
Tie the string around the feather tip and slide it into the first bead.
Add more beads and wrap the string around several time to secure.
If needed, add a drop of glue to the knot or leather cord.
The kids are still sending me pictures
of them using their walking sticks on
ENJOY YOUR WALK!