I am always on the look out for simple ways to keep the kids busy while somehow encouraging and building upon creative use and learning.
I came across this DIY activity box on pinterest the one day and saw so much potential! Unfortunately, the lady who wrote up this cool craft did not leave the exact materials for the making them. (I like the container that holds them)
I put in a special order and ordered a bunch of craft sticks and velco dots from amazon in the hopes of finding the perfect match. Anything that didn’t work is being used for other things!
Here they are!
Velcro Dot Craft Sticks
To make these you will need:
- Craft sticks – depending on your choice of color this pack of 50 (I used these) or this pack of 75
- Velcro dots (2x pack of 75)
Tip: You will need 2 packs of the above velcro dots to match the pack of 75 craft sticks perfectly as they are already in pairs)
Attach velcro dots to every end of the craft stick making sure that you use the same kind of dot on the same side and the other for the other side.
The velco dots stick very well and have not come off with a few weeks play already.
Hand them to the kids and watch them play. My younger ones I had to show that the tabs stuck to each other, then they were off playing.
SO many shapes can be made!
You can even use them to make and teach shapes or colors.
My 4 year old made a little man.
These are great for busy bags as well. Take them with for car rides or while waiting at a doctors appointment.