A great summer camp and outdoor kids craft!! Believe me on this one – painting sticks is fun, lasts for literally hours and really involves a little more learning than you think!!
Best of all – Painted sticks are beautiful!
We are going to make more and more and more…
So, what do you need for this craft: Sticks and Paint and Paint Brushes…
We used normal school poster paint – you can use any paint – as long as it is a little sticky and thick (watercolors for example are not going to work!!)
Set up a painting spot and get painting!
Great activity for many children to do at once! GREAT GROUP exercise!
Painting the little ends of the twigs actually looks harder than it is – at least I though so… you have to hold the branch with one hand and paint with the other – gently – otherwise the entire stick moves – perfect for hand control practice!!
When you are done, leave it out to dry – in a safe place!
And there you go!
Just look at the colors on that stick!!
I know we are going to make more of these – enough to put into a large vase and display!
TIP: Go lighter with the colors – rather than darker – they stand out more!