On rainy days my kids and I enjoy making crafts that are also games. Here’s a fun one to make with your kids using chopsticks and paint. Enjoy!
Chopstick Pick Up Sticks
Transform chopsticks into gamesticks with this fun craft!
1.Without breaking them apart, lightly sand ten pairs of disposable wooden chopsticks so that no splintery edges remain.
2. While they are connected, paint the chopsticks. Decorate each pair so that it looks different from the rest.
3. When dry, gently snap each pair of chopsticks apart to make twenty pick up sticks.
4. To play the game, hold all twenty chopsticks upright in your fist. Then let go so that they scatter slightly. Take turns picking up the sticks one by one. If you pick a stick without moving the others, keep it. Otherwise put it back and let your friend have a turn. The player with the most sticks win. For added challenge, give yourself an extra point for each matching pair you have at the end of the game. After playing, tie your sticks together for safekeeping with yarn or ribbon.