A few weeks ago I was looking for some activities to keep my youngest two children entertained during their older brother’s ball games.
Since I only had thin craft sticks and no Velcro dots I improvised.
My kids loved them and they were a hit both at home and at the ball games.
Here’s how I made our set of Velcro craft sticks.
I cut some small pieces of sew-on Velcro and used my trusty hot glue gun to glue the hook part to one end of a craft stick and the loop part to the opposite end.
Note: In the future I think I will add Velcro to both sides of at least a few of the craft sticks so that odd numbers of sticks may be used. As is, even numbered sided objects are all that can be made.
I let my kids test them out and they enjoyed making shapes, “train tracks” and more with these Velcro craft sticks.
To add fine motor skill practice to this activity I gave the kids an clean, empty cheese container and showed them how to drop the craft sticks through the small holes.
They really seemed to enjoy this activity as well.
They would put the sticks through the hole and then open up the other side and dump them out.
I love simple, inexpensive activities like this and, apparently, so do my kids. 🙂