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

by Fiona Danks

Frances Lincoln | February 21, 2012 | Trade Paperback

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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 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.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 128 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 0 in

Published: February 21, 2012

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0711232415

ISBN - 13: 9780711232419

Found in: Family and Relationships

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

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

by Fiona Danks

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 128 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 0 in

Published: February 21, 2012

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0711232415

ISBN - 13: 9780711232419

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 Wat
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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 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.

About the Author

Fiona Danks has a keen interest in natural history and has organized a wide range of environmental activities for children, including taking groups of children on field trips, running countryside playschemes and co-ordinating WATCH, the national environmental club for young people. Jo Schofield has worked as a stills photographer in Australia and the UK, taking on a broad range of commissions, shooting top hotels in London and wombats on Mount Kosiosko. Their previous titles for Frances Lincoln are Nature''s Playground, Make It Wild!, Go Wild!, and Run Wild!

Editorial Reviews

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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