A little over a year ago, Jonathon Liu wrote on Wired about The 5 Best Toys of All Time:
- Cardboard Tube
Jo Schofield and Fiona Danks have written about Wired’s number one toy in The Stick Book: Loads of Things You Can Make or Do with a Stick.
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 [sic] 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.
This book features 70 stick projects. Each one is beautifully photographed and explained. My favorite project ideas are:
- Make a Star Wand
- Wild Weaving
- Make a Sun Clock
- Make a Fairy House or Gnome Castle
- Make a Necklace
Would I buy this book? Yes. You might think, “Why would I need a book to tell me how to play with sticks?” This book gives you so many ideas and inspiration from the photographs. I think it is worth it!
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