In anticipation of a long, rainy afternoon I picked up a carton of 1,000 craft sticks at our local big box store. Note to self: The box may look small but 1,000 is a LOT of craft sticks.
I gave the kids as many sticks as they wanted. Hannah used 43. Christopher used 41. (Yes, we will be doing this activity again.) I was surprised at how easily they picked up the box construction. Thank you Lincoln Logs.
Christopher made his "roof" but needed some help to get it to stand up. It was more of a patience issue as I ended up just holding it in place while the glue dried.
When they were done building Hannah asked if they could paint. Why not? It was still raining and we had two full hours until dinner.
Then I found the pom pom balls (and started questioning my craft supply purchasing habit). Note to the Pampered Chef marketing department: Prep Bowls have many uses outside of the kitchen.
I justify my craft purchases by thinking of how happy the kids will be... and happy kids make happy moms. So, if happy kids cost $1.29? I'm all in.
The kids were super proud of their creations and I was pleased that we spent over an hour playing with an old school favorite. Now, what to do with the 916 sticks they didn't use?