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I think you’d agree that every child should play with sticks, that every child should create with sticks and every child should build with sticks. It’s pretty easy to allow children to build with small sticks but it takes some decent rope-tying skills to build something big. Well, it used to.
I was introduced to Stick-lets last week by Finlee & Me. They are flexible connectors made of silicone and their main purpose is to join sticks. I looked at them and wondered how they would work, what we could make and if it would really hold. Well, just take a look at what we built!
We built the stick fort without even looking at the website. Then we watched their video. To say I was inspired to try more is an under statement. See for yourself!
What we love about Stick-lets:
- The different sized holes in the Stick-lets were really useful for joining natural branches of different shapes and sizes.
- Twisting the Stick-lets made the stick structure stronger
- They were strong enough to support many sticks
- They were perfect for smaller stick crafts too
Using Stick-lets we also made:
A stick easel
What we’re going to make next:
- A tunnel
- A fort big enough to fit three children (and their mama!)
- A little plane
- A swing for a doll
- Photo frame
- A catapult
- A mini bridge
I’m also looking forward to building more structures and then covering them with leaves and grass or fabric (add mini circus tent to the list above).
What your children can make with these silicon connectors is endless. I can only imagine the pretend play, toys, constructions and huts we can build using sticks. They fit perfectly on a shelf in our nature craft play space. Another fantastic resource for encouraging kids to play with nature and engage in meaningful outdoor activities that will create long-lasting childhood memories!
Interested in buying Stick-lets? Check out Finlee & Me. I love this store. It’s filled with quality toys for little adventurers!