A stick is a very popular material for crafts especially when used in nature crafts. Children can make anything with a little imagination and effort, from kites to real fishing rods. You can even make Christmas ornaments with sticks, particularly a star ornament.
One of my favorite things to make with sticks are cute doll houses, fairy houses or even a whole town if I have enough sticks. Another popular craft made with sticks is the Native American dream catcher.
Make these beautiful flower trees that will last forever. First of all take a piece of decorative paper or construction paper out. Then measure the length of an empty yogurt container to see what size to cut the construction paper. Then wrap it around the yogurt container and glue it on. Next get some tissue paper and cut 2" squares. Take those tissue paper squares and cruble them into tissue paper ball flowers. Get some green paper out and cut oval-like shapes for leaves...then draw veins on them to make them look real. Next glue the flower balls and leaves onto the twigs. Next put them into the yogurt container...you can use play dough or clay in a brown color to look like dirt (optionally).
Here is a kind of well that you can make (here is another type of well you can make). First, glue an empty tin can to a board (let your parents make sure that there are no sharp edges). You can cover the can with paper and paint it. At the other end of the board, glue (or your parents can nail it for you) a forked branch. Get a long stick and set it in the fork by running a piece of wire through, as in the picture (again - with parental supervision). Tie a string to the other end of the stick and fasten it to the handle of a thimble-bucket.
From early times men made trips on water by raft. You can build a toy raft from fallen branches. Cut them to a length of 8 to to inches. You can connect them by tying one branch to the next, at both ends with twine or string. Float your raft at the beach or use it to carry your soap or toy figures and figurines in the bathtub.
Interesting patterns or designs can be made with sticks, round, square, short, pointed, and odd shaped ones. Dip the sticks into paint or ink or dye. Then press the painted ends onto paper to make designs such as seen here. Instead of sticks, try using other cool objects from nature.
When autumn winds send the leaves fluttering here, there, and everywhere, the time has come for you to go forth in search of twigs that have something of the appearance of a person's form, as in figure 1. With a supply of twigs at hand, cut faces, as seen in figure 2. And hands, as in figure 3. And feet, as in figure 4; from magazine pictures, the Internet, clipart, etc. Cut them double and then mount with glue on the twigs, as seen in figure 5. Now from pieces of cloth fashion dresses and suits to dress your twig dolls.
This is a really cool glove, hat, jewelry bearing tree that transforms a handsome piece of driftwood into an interesting decoration for your bedroom. Gild, Paint, or Varnish the driftwood. Then glue it firmly to a mirror base, and it will be a genuine conversation piece and accessory hanger that youw ill love. Gloves, Hats, Baseball Caps, Ties, Necklaces, Chains, or Whatever you want to hang from this tree. suspended gracefully from the branches are easy to coordinate with your daily wardrobe.
How to Make a Flying Butterfly Toy that Flies up to 15 Feet- This is an arts and crafts project to make a butterfly toy that will really fly up to 15 feet up in the air. This is for older kids as it is too difficult for younger kids to master…although they can with some supervised guidance from an adult.
How to Make Fishing Game - Learn how to make this fun fishing game with a real stick for a fishing pole.
Make Drum Sticks / Mallets - Learn how to make drum sticks and mallets with a normal tree branch / stick, cork, string, and a piece of fabric.
Make an Indian Tepee Structure - How to make an indian teepee with paper, tape, and a stick.
Make a Real Working Mini Windmill with Sticks and Tin Pan - Wouldn't it be cool to make a real working miniature windmill?
Easter Egg Trees - Find out how to make Easter egg trees with branches, pipe cleaners, and decorated eggs.
Making Miniature Gardens - These miniature faux gardens are so cute...you will need an Ice cube tray, popsicle sticks, twigs, craft paper, crepe paper, green cellophane paper/ transparent plastic, scissors, and tape.
Make Musical Maracas and Rattles from Gourds and Sticks - This is a fun craft for kids, parents, and teachers. Use gourds, amply grown in the Fall, to make musical instruments.
Bird in Tree Box - This is a great Springtime craft - make a bird hanging out in a tree...this craft uses a shoe box, some cotton balls, and a tree branch.
Make a Halloween Pumpkin Tree Craft for Kids - This Halloween tree will add a nice touch to your living room. And you don’t even have to throw it away when Halloween is over. You can just remove the pumpkins and add stars and you’ll have a Christmas tree.
Branched Mobiles - Make mobiles from branches of a tree and paper designs tied up with string.
Safety Pin & Stick Fishing Game - You can fish in your own little fishing pond with the following fishing game. Tie a string and safety pin to a stick or dowel to make the fishing rod.
Indian Long Home Structures - Make this Long Home with Stiff Cardboard, Paper, Clips, and if you want, you can make the roof with real sticks to make it look more authentic.
Make a Stick and Rubberband Powered Racer - Make a racing tank with rubberbands, a stick, and a spool
Make a Toy Kite - Make a toy kite using sticks, string, paper, and ribbons.
Japanese Cherry Blossoms - Make this beautiful Cherry Blossom tree with a twisting tree branch and some tissue paper blossoms.
Make a Toy Birdhouse and Wax Birds - This toy miniature bird house is made out of spools, twig, cork, toothpick, and jar lid.
Make a Musical Instrument with Walnut Shells - Learn how to make this cool walnut shell musical isntrument with a walnut, rubber band, and a stick.
How to Make Wooden Stick Mobiles - This tutorial gives instructions on making basic mobiles with sticks and string. This mobile example is for fishies.
How to Make a Native American Indian Village - Learn how to make a native american indian village with teepees / wigwams.
Characters Made with Stuff from an Autumn Walk - Make characters such as people and birds from pinecones, twigs, acorns, and walnut shells.
Making Stick Puppets for Puppet Shows - These are perfect puppet show puppets...learn how to make them to have a fantastic puppet show.
Potato Stick Puppets - Learn how to make potatoes into cute puppets that you use on a stick.
Stick Painting - Explore the textures in nature with stick painting...great for young kids, preschoolers, and Kidnergarteners.
Autograph Covered Log Wagons - Make these log wagons at Summer Camp and have everyone sign it on your last day so you can always remember your friends. These use both logs and twigs.
Mini Bunny Matchbox Landscapes - Make a tiny, miniature, adorable outside scene with bunnies in it. Perfect for Easter. Make little trees with real sticks / twigs.
Birdhouse out of Twigs & Sticks - Make a birdhouse out of twigs and sticks.
Butterfly Card for Mother's Day - A Mother's Day card that takes you and your family outdoors with a real branch, stick or twig.
Butterfly Mobile Sticks Craft for Kids - A colorful butterfly mobile made from construction paper, thread, and twigs / sticks / branches from nature. This carefully balanced sculpture moves with every breeze.
Canvas Tree Art - Create a canvas worth piece of art with decorated twigs and branches...find out with the following tutorial.
Campfire Caps Twigs Craft Ideas - My four- and five-year-old day campers got a big kick out of these hot headbands. When setting up your cap-making station, be sure to include at least twice as many marshmallows as the hats call for, as they tend to quickly disappear.
Crashing Witch Door Hanger Craft - Ah the crashing witch, she’s hilarious! In recent years she’s been on garage doors, front doors and even on the tree in your neighbor’s yard. This year, make your own crashing witch to hang on your door!
Dream Catcher Craft from Nature - Dream Catchers are from Native American lore; they trap bad dreams and let the good dreams filter down to the sleeper.
Easter Egg Tree Craft Ideas for Kids - Holiday trees aren't eggs-actly just for Christmas anymore! Celebrating spring and Easter with an egg tree is a natural when you have creative kids. Make this with a tree branch.
Easter Tree Branch Craft for Children - Who says Easter eggs don't grow on trees? This fabulous family craft recycles nature, makes for a great Easter decoration and provides hours of fun with the kids.
Easy Easter Tree Craft - An easy project to make and let the children decorate. The bucket is easily transformed into a storage tub or used for another holiday since you use vinyl clings to decorate it with and a fallen tree branch.
Fairy Houses Twigs Craft Idea - Buttercup the Fairy says, "We love to fly about, but we need to rest, just like you. If we spy an inviting retreat like this one, it's hard to resist. Check out the fairy building code below and then construct your own fairy house. You'll find that once you begin, it's hard to stop -- you just might create an entire village!"Use twigs, sticks, and tree branches to make this Fairy House.
Fall Hat Pin Craft for Kids - Make these pins in fall colors or green for the Spring season.
Family Tree Craft for Kids - Make a child's family tree from a small tree branch and construction paper. You can acquaint your child with their ancestry by making this simple and pretty family tree.
Forsythia Tissue Paper and Twig Craft - Do you want to make a cherry blossom branch or a Forsythia with tissue paper and twigs...take a look at this craft. It turns out beautifully.
Fun To Make Autumn Leaf Mobile Craft Idea - Fall is such a pleasant time for me. I really enjoy the cooler temperatures and the changing colors of the foliage. When a gust of wind comes along and the leaves rain down, I smile. I guess that is why I like these mobiles so much. It is like being outside even when I have to be inside. Make this with tree branches, twigs, and sticks.
Ghostly Graveyard Craft for Children - Complete with restless ghosts and headstones, this mini cemetery is big on Halloween spirit. The trees are made from tree branches.
How to Make a Twig Planter Craft Idea - A twig planter can add a rustic element to your home. Here's how to make one quickly and easily from twigs, sticks, or branches.
How To Make A God's Eye Weave... A Fun Craft Project For Kids - These are easy and fun to make and are a great craft to share with your children. Because they require few materials and are very simple (but time-consuming) to make, they make a great rainy day activity!
Little Log Cabin Craft for Kids - You can make this wonderful twig house using a cardboard box, twigs, and hot glue. This is a really wonderful project that makes a small log cabin that you can play with for years. This project takes a lot of time and effort to make, but it is more than worth it. It also uses a lot of glue and a lot of twigs. We worked for about an hour or two a day for 5 days to make two cabins. This project requires adult help and supervision (adults should cut the cardboard, use the hot glue gun, and cut the twigs).
Make An Indoor Garden from Nature Craft for Kids - We used bits and pieces from our junk cupboard as well as scraps of fabric and found objects from the garden such as twigs, sticks, and branches to make this miniature indoor garden - a great project for a rainy afternoon, to being the outdoors inside!
Make Your Own Stick Star Ornaments - Learn how to make your very own Make Your Own Stick Star Ornaments for Christmas or whatever. Make them from sticks, twigs, or tree branches.
Melty the Snowman Craft Ideas for Kids - This whimsical windowsill decoration serves as a sign of spring no matter what climate you live in. Use twigs, sticks, or tree branches for the snowman's arms.
Native American Talking Stick Craft - Use a talking stick to keep order in your group meeting.
Native American Rattle Craft from Nature - You can make a simple yet beautiful Native American rattle from a twig, yarn and beads. When you shake it, it makes a rattling sound. Many Native Americans made ceremonial rattles from natural objects (like deer hooves strung on twigs or rib bones). In this craft, we use beads, spools, washers, or shells as noise-makers.
Native American Owner Stick Craft Idea - When Native American families gathered firewood or food, they marked the pile they had collected with an owner stick or possession stick.
Nutty Boats - Learn how to make these Walnut Shell Boats with Twig/Stick Masts and Leaf Sails. So cute!
Paper Plate Snowman Winter Arts & Crafts Idea for Children - Isn't this snowman gorgeous? Enjoy this easy winter snowman craft with your kids. They are so simple and effective, why not make a family of snow-people and use sticks or twigs or branches from nature.
Peanut Pals Craft Ideas for Kids - Here's a group of characters your kids will go nutty over. This craft is made with peanuts, sticks, twigs, or tree branches, along with other materials.
Personalized Nature Pals Craft Ideas for Kids - This take on a classic camp craft inspires your family members to create versions of themselves with natural treasures from your own backyard such as sticks, twigs, and tree branches.
Pinecone Carolers Christmas Craft for Kids - These small-scale singers are poised to echo their joyous strains this holiday season. Made of Pinecones, twigs / sticks/ branches, and other materials from nature.
Pinecone Photo Holder Nature Craft Idea - Using pinecones collected on a Thanksgiving nature walk (or bought at a craft store), let the kids make a simple photo holder for a family snapshot taken during the gathering pinecones, twigs, sticks, branches, etc -- and send everyone home with a craft that will preserve their memories of a wonderful holiday.
Pinecone Turkey Figure Nature Craft for Kids - A pleasant nature walk is all you need to gather supplies for this pinecone turkey figure. You'll find plenty of dead tree branches, twigs, and sticks out on your walk. Thanksgiving is the perfect time for this craft that's fun for kids to create and makes a great place setting idea.
Pretend To Campout: How To Make A Pretend Campfire and Paper Marshmallows Craft Activity Ideas - Believe it or not, children can have fun without watching TV. Take out some sleeping bags and let the kids pretend to camp out in the middle of your living room. They will enjoy building this imaginary campfire and pretending to roast marshmallows. Later they may tell each other stories, pretend to hear nocturnal animals lurking about, and imagine they are falling asleep under the stars.
Repurposed Sock Owls Perching on a Stick - OMG, these are so cute! All you need are a stick, socks, rice, buttons, and a few other items.
Rock Bugs Nature Crafts Idea for Kids - It's easy to watch bugs all day long -- especially when you make them yourself. Create your own insects out of natural materials such as rocks and twigs, sticks, and tree branches and pose them around your campsite. You'll find some suggested bugs below, but feel free to use your imagination to come up with others too.
Rudolph Table Topper Christmas Craft for Kids - This reindeer's nose isn't his only noteworthy feature. His tree branch antlers also make a festive display rack for hanging your Christmas ornaments.
Rustic Frame with Sticks Craft - Gather sticks and twigs from your backyard or a walk in the woods. Look for straight sticks from 1/4" to 1/2" thick.
Sand Casted Starfish - Use some sand, twigs, plaster of paris, and some other items such as shells to make these casted starfish designs.
Seashell Sailboat Natural Craft Ideas - This mini craft takes only a minute or two to assemble, and it's just right for launching in a kiddie pool or bathtub.
Snowman Ornament Christmas Craft - These snowman ornaments are so cute and very easy to make. Provide a variety of colors and patterned fabrics as well as different colored supplies to make each snowman unique! Look at the twig arms.
Soapy Snowmen Winter Crafts Idea - Squish, roll, and stick together a festive snowman family. The arms are made from sticks, twigs, or tree branches.
Spaceship or Alien Flag Craft for Kids - Transform an old bed sheet into a flag and rule over your campsite with this Spaceship or Alien Flag craft for kids. It's out of this world with a fallen tree branch, sticks, or twigs.
Stick Fish Craft for Kids - This is a simple, inexpensive craft. A glue gun works better than liquid glue and for that reason adult assistance will be required. Adults should select sticks about the width of an adult's little finger and about 6 to 8 inches long. The trick to making this craft is to find sticks that have a slight curve to them.
Stick 'n Stones Journal Crafts Idea - DIY Crafts host Vicki Payne explains how to dress up a purchased notebook journal, using twigs and stones.
Stick Santas Christmas Craft - Create a cute Christmas craft with stick Santas. You can get kids involved right away by taking them out to hunt for small fallen branches and sticks to paint their masterpieces on.
Stick Hats Nature Craft for Children - Make this whimsical woodsy hat with materials from outside and in such as sticks, twigs, or branches.
Stone-faced Pumpkins Halloween Craft Idea for Kids - Looking for a rock-solid decorating idea to charm your visitors this year? Try lining up a windowsill collection of these mini stone jack-o'-lanterns. The stem is made from sticks, twigs, or tree branches.
Sweet Gum Pod Mouse Nature Craft - Combine nature and crafts with this sweet gum pod mouse ornament. It's a good craft to do with Cub Scouts and Brownies especially for Earth Day.
Tepee Stick Teepee Craft for Kids - Many Native American tribes made tepees (tepee is sometimes spelled tipi or teepee) from long tree limbs and animal hides. You can make a wonderful model tepee using a brown paper grocery bag and twigs, sticks, and old branches. This is a simple, inexpensive craft and one that looks quite good!
Terrific Twig Trivet Tree Crafts for Kids - If you want to make a special gift, a terrific twig trivet is a great choice. It's a functional gift -- it helps to protect the table from hot pans or dishes -- and it will be especially appreciated because you made it yourself.
Thankful Tree Craft for Thanksgiving - Let your family put their gratitude on display with a classic tree of thanks. Your kids can set up the tree ahead of time, then leave out the materials for guests.
Tree Branch Earring Tree Nature Craft - Here's a fun craft for teenage girls. Perfect for a slumber party project!
Tree of Thanks Craft for Children - This charming centerpiece will be the talk of your holiday dinner table. If you have a small gathering, use a smaller branch, if you need more room, make more than one!
Twiggy Christmas Trees in July - These Xmas trees are made with gatthered up twigs and sticks...a fun craft to do in July that can be hung up any time of year.
Twig Easel Craft for Kids - This tiny wooden easel is made from twigs - the picture is drawn on cardboard that is framed by twigs, sticks or pieces of a tree branch found from nature.
Twig Fairy Craft for Kids - Make your twig fairy with one long stick as the body, and smaller sticks as the arms and legs. Use the playdough to stick them together.
Twig Frame Craft from Nature - A simple-to-make rustic picture frame made from twigs or sticks or pieces of a tree branch.
How to Make a Sail Boat or Raft from Twigs - Here is a craft tutorial video from Parents magazine...raft made from twigs and some colorful felt for a sail.
Valentine Twig & Felt Arrows - Learn how to make these Valentine's Day Cupid arrows with felt and twigs from your backyard.
Walking Stick Bug Craft for Kids - Transform a twig into an interesting insect.
Waste Branches - Rose on Branches Craft Ideas - This is something very interesting to try out. We ignore waste materials, but just invest sometime to think on any creative things that you couls make out of waste. Here is something that I did try. Some waste dried branches that I got and it turned out to be so beautiful after having a bits of paper work on it.