Twigs and Sticks

May 10, 2010

Last week during Art Group a friend jokingly called me the "stick lady"...we were in the middle of making coffee filter flowers and attaching them to twigs which I had collected from a field the night before. I laughed when she said it, but then it hit me that actually she was right. We have done quite a bit with sticks and twigs in the past couple of years. They just have so much appeal to me. I love how they bring a unique piece of nature into our creations. They are easy to find. They are cheap. They come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and textures. They always look better to me than anything store-bought (pipe cleaners, straws, popsicle sticks, etc). And the kids are always happy to help me collect them. So here are a few of my favorite creations that we have made using sticks and twigs. And get ready for more in the near future. The possibilities are endless and I now have a name to maintain!

Koinobori (see above pic)
Paperbag ValentinesGarden SticksButterflies
Fairy Houses
Spiders
Land Art

morninglight mama said...

Oh, I foresee introducing my children, especially Pudge, to a way to have fun with sticks that doesn't involve whacking them against a tree trunk! :) Thanks for the wonderfully simple and beautiful ideas, Lucia!

Mom2Isabel said...

Love the spider.
All of them are great ideas...STICK with it!

Mom2Isabel said...

Love the spider.
All of them are great ideas...STICK with it!

Laurie said...

I think the butterflies and the top picture are my favorites- I love the craftiness with 'found' items. I can't wait to try some of this stuff out!

Eren said...

The stick lady!!! Priceless...hey, there could be worse names, eh?

Gwynneth Beasley said...

Oooh we are obsessed with sticks also. I'll post some pics on flickr soon. I've never tried using sticks as legs on paper things - awesome!

LindyLouMac said...

You are so creative :)

aimee said...

these are amazing projects - i can't wait to start painting twigs and hanging them around the house!!

Cami said...

Sticks ARE the best. Especially how you use them.

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