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

Paperback | February 21, 2012

byFiona Danks, Jo Schofield

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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.

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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 NewsThe stick is a universal toy. Totally natural...

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 ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 8 × 5.5 × 0.25 inPublished:February 21, 2012Publisher:Frances LincolnLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0711232415

ISBN - 13:9780711232419

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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

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