The Stick Book: Loads of Things You Can Make or Do with a Stick

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"“…while many projects have tangible payoffs — a sun clock, musical percussion sticks, magic wands and charcoal pencils pleased both the boy and me — each project seldom requires more than a page of description, even when providing actual learning opportunities within the fun.” - Dallas News

The stick is a universal toy. Totally natural, all-purpose, free, it offers limitless opportunities for outdoor play and adventure and it provides a starting point for an active imagination and the raw material for ...

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The Stick Book: Loads of things you can make or do with a stick

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Overview

"“…while many projects have tangible payoffs — a sun clock, musical percussion sticks, magic wands and charcoal pencils pleased both the boy and me — each project seldom requires more than a page of description, even when providing actual learning opportunities within the fun.” - Dallas News

The stick is a universal toy. Totally natural, all-purpose, free, it offers limitless opportunities for outdoor play and adventure and it provides a starting point for an active imagination and the raw material for transformation into - almost anything! As New York's Strong National Museum of Play pointd out when they selected a stick for inclusion in their National Toy Hall of Fame, 'It can be a Wild West horse, a medieval knight's sword, a boat on a stream, or a slingshot with a rubber band . . .' In this book Fiona Danks and Jo Schofield offer masses of suggestions for things to do with a stick, in the way of adventures and bushcraft, creative and imaginative play, games, woodcraft and conservation, music and more.

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"The stick is perhaps the best-loved toy of all time, the starting point for endless adventures," note Schofield and Danks (Make it Wild!: 101 Things to Make and Do Outdoors) in their opening chapter. Here, they've collected dozens of activities, games, and crafts that use sticks as their basic ingredient for fun. Almost every idea is given both a full-color photograph and a page of instructions, so the book works best as inspiration. The projects are clearly ranked from one stick to three, with the three-stick projects requiring an adult's supervision. While the simplest selections-a game of (Winnie the) Pooh Sticks or making a loom for wild weaving with found natural objects-are easily grasped, some of the more complex projects-such as the one-string guitar or sun clock-need much more instruction than provided. This handy volume would be especially well-received by children who have access to a large swath of the outdoors, or those going on a camping trip. For future Henry David Thoreaus and Rachel Carsons, this book will open up new worlds outdoors.
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From the Publisher
Praise for The Stick Book:
"A beautiful and inspiring book, bursting with practical suggestions which will appeal to every child's imagination."
— Julia Donaldson, author of Stick Man
From the Publisher

Praise for The Stick Book:
"A beautiful and inspiring book, bursting with practical suggestions which will appeal to every child's imagination."
— Julia Donaldson, author of Stick Man
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780711232419
  • Publisher: Lincoln, Frances Limited
  • Publication date: 3/13/2012
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 650,802
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 7.75 (h) x 0.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Jo Schofield gained a degree in psychology from Exeter University and began her career working for an educational psychologist in London. After getting involved in the production of a film, she went on to work in the creative department of a TV advertising agency where she began taking still photographs. This led on to her becoming a commercial photographer in Australia and then London. She worked mainly for national editorial magazines such as Country Living. When her children were small she worked in Watlington Primary School and the Dragon school in Oxford, applying her creative knowledge to the classroom with children aged 6-9 years. More recently she has been focusing on writing and photographing for a series of books with co-author Fiona Danks. Jo lives near Watlington in Oxfordshire.Through their website www.goingwild.net Jo and Fiona provide more ideas for outdoor activities and an opportunity for debate on the importance of real world adventures for all young people.For more information on how to encourage children to go outdoors, visit Jo and Fiona's website click hereJo Schofield gained a degree in psychology from Exeter University and began her career working for an educational psychologist in London. After getting involved in the production of a film, she went on to work in the creative department of a TV advertising agency where she began taking still photographs. This led on to her becoming a commercial photographer in Australia and then London. She worked mainly for national editorial magazines such as Country Living. When her children were small she worked in Watlington Primary School and the Dragon school in Oxford, applying her creative knowledge to the classroom with children aged 6-9 years. More recently she has been focusing on writing and photographing for a series of books with co-author Fiona Danks. Jo lives near Watlington in Oxfordshire.Through their website www.goingwild.net Jo and Fiona provide more ideas for outdoor activities and an opportunity for debate on the importance of real world adventures for all young people.For more information on how to encourage children to go outdoors, visit Jo and Fiona's website click here

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Table of Contents


Discovering sticks
Adventure and bushcraft sticks
Make a fire
Cook over a fire
Build a den
Make a DIY tent
Make a staff
Make a stick sword
Make a catapult
Make an ancient spear-thrower and a spear
Make a bow and arrows
Make a pea-shooter
Magic sticks
Make a star wand
Make a wizard's wand
Make scavenging sticks
Make a witch's broomstick
Make a wiggly snake
Make shadow pictures
Make stick characters
Make stick and clay animals
Make a fairy house or an elf castle
Make miniature worlds for toy people and animals
Make hobby animals
Make woodland monsters
Make woodland magic carpets
Make a flying creature
Make fairy and fish sticks
Make wild storyboards
Creative sticks
Draw in mud and sand
Make charcoal pencils
Make a paintbrush
Make a picture frame
Make a woody crown
Make a necklace
Create stick art for a woodland gallery
Choose a stirring stick
Make a nest
Make a dream-catcher
Make a loom for wild weaving
Weave a wild basket
Make stick and paper lanterns
Make natural mobiles and wind chimes
Make a wreath
Decorate a seasonal stick tree with stick stars
Stick games
Throw a stick for a dog
Play pick-up sticks
Make a flying machine
Play capture the flag
Play quoits
Play Aunt Sally
Invent your own stick games
Do the stick tower challenge
Play tracking with sticks
Play the woodland mapping game
Sunny sticks
Navigate with a stick and the sun
Make a sun clock
Measure the radius of the earth
Musical sticks
Make percussion sticks
Make stick rattles
Bushcraft busking with a can guitar
Watery sticks
Play Pooh sticks
Mini raft challenge
Make a pond-dipping net
Make a fishing rod
Measure the depth of a stream
Woodcraft and conservation
Make your own walking/tracking stick
Make a stretcher
Make a mouse trap
Plant a tree
Make a habitat pile
Make a creepy-crawly hotel
Make a bird feeder
Stick stuff
Index
Acknowledgments
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  • Posted November 20, 2012

    I loved browsing through this book with my kids! It spurred them

    I loved browsing through this book with my kids! It spurred them on to so many ideas. It is a bit colder outside now, but once we get some warm days again I want to take an afternoon outside and create some of the projects we found. I know my 10 year old wants to make a fort. We have a small section of woods so sticks shouldn't be hard to come by. I love the idea of making a mini village with sticks, and using little figures to run through it. I remember seeing something like that at a museum once and it was so creative!!

    This is a beautiful book, rich in imagination and ideas!!

    I received a copy of it in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Posted October 22, 2012

    Great Christmas Stocking Stuffer for grandchildren!

    No review, just think this would be a great stocking-stuffer for grandchildren!

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