Some sticks have shapes which look like certain creatures. So why not make a model out of them?

You will need:
  • a collection of old, dry sticks
  • felt pen
  • poster or acrylic paint
  • paper
Collect some old dry sticks and twigs.

First, choose a stick and then draw around it onto a large piece of paper.
Decide what creature you want to turn your stick into, and draw it onto your paper.

It doesnít have to be realistic.
Now take the stick that you drew around, and paint it white with poster or acrylic paint.
Copy your drawn design onto the stick, using a felt pen.

The white paint makes it much easier for you to draw your design onto it.
When youíve copied all of your design, paint your stick using poster or acrylic paint, using quite earthy colours. When youíve finished, itíll look like a real piece of ancient tribal art.
It's good isnít it? Great fun to do, too!

All you need to do is choose a stick, see what creature it reminds you of, and then design and paint it.

This is another example. Itís a stag.

Try it yourself!