ABC STICKS

Craft sticks - I love them! They have so many uses. There's the obvious ones like making icy cold popsicles, wooden boats, and stick people. Then there's those that take craft sticks to the next level and create artistic pieces out of simple craft sticks. We, over at The Bookworm Club, will walk the middle when using craft sticks - balancing between art and functionality. Today we made ABC Sticks, and here's how:

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MATERIALS: craft sticks, washi tape, acrylic paint, paintbrushes, paper plate, and letter stencils 

STEPS: 1. Measure 2 inches down from the top of the craft stick and tape down with washi tape. (This tape is perfect for this craft because it peels off easily and leaves a crisp line of paint. You'll see.) 2. Paint. 3. Allow the paint to dry. Then flip over and repeat, this time adding the stencil letter. (Side Note: We made a total of 52 sticks, two for each letter. And boy, it took me and my six-year-old daughter F-O-R-E-V-E-R. It took us over three hours to make them, due to the drying time and the tedious work. But I like repetitive work; it fits my Type A personality. HAHA. So just remember, this project takes an whole afternoon - so grab some snacks, a partner in crime, turn up the music, and have fun!)

Here they are! So pretty, go glorious, so lovely to look at.But they're more than just pretty sticks. They're useful - and a lot of uses they have - which makes up for how long these babies take to make! I will post what we did with these beauties in an upcoming post. So stayed tuned and in the meantime, appreciate these pretty little sticks.  

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 To be continued ...