Use the items from Wikki Stix’s Unplug to Play Kit to decorate your nature finds. Use the Wikki Stix to wrap around stones or sticks (like you would yarn), or use them to adhere objects together – this is actually great fine motor practice and even incorporates a little STEM learning, too!
We found that the Wikki Stix adhere well to the twigs and are strong enough to be used to join twigs together. They are much easier to use than yarn or string for this purpose – we noticed this while completing this project and discussed why we thought Wikki Stix were better than using traditional string or yarn – there is so much learning involved here!
We wrapped our stones with Wikki Stix and found that this works easiest with flat rocks. We then wrapped our twigs and branches that we found right in our backyard. We used beads to thread through the Wikki Stix and added some pipe cleaners for a little more detail, and fine motor practice!
Remember to allow your children to use their creativity and imagination when doing this part, as there is absolutely no right or wrong way to complete this. I loved watching my daughter complete her structure and talk to herself and me through the process as she worked.
When your projects are complete, display them outside! We hung ours from a tree and just love how the bright and vibrant colors of the Wikki Stix bring a nice pop of color to our drab and sometimes dreary winter backyard.
This activity is guaranteed to inspire your children to unplug and to engage in the world around them. As an added bonus, it will create lasting memories and fun for your whole family.