How about making a new friend.. a stick buddy!

Step 1. When you’re outside, pick up a few sticks with interesting curves, notches, and knobby parts.  

Step 2. Wash them.

Step 3. After washing your sticks, take a look to see what part might make a good nose, a beak, or a funny face.

Step 4. Paint your sticks, letting them dry fully between adding colors. (Fig 1 and 2)

Step 5. Once totally dry, add final details like eye balls, lashes or a mouth. (Fig 3)

There you have it… a stick buddy that could star in his own cartoon show!

“Art is the only way to run away without leaving home” – Twyla Tharp

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