How to Make Pick Up Sticks


Learn how to make Pick Up Sticks for a fun game at your next celebration. It’s a family favorite for us!


On April 1, a new show joined the Netflix family — Super 4. It is full of adventure, whit, and friendship. As soon as I heard about it, I knew that my boys would LOVE it. We have been so busy, so I knew that I wanted to make it a special night — a boy’s party. We had a sword fight, ate chicken on a stick, played pick up sticks, and watched the show.

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Can you tell from their faces, how much they loved the show?

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I loved playing pick up sticks with my boys. It requires concentration, thinking, planning, and fine motor skills. We just played the easy way, picking a stick up without moving another stick, but you could totally make it harder for your older kids or adults. You could do each color is a different point value or even the number of colors on each stick is a certain number of points. I can’t wait to play the hubby on our date night. We are SUPER competitive.

How to make pick up sticks for your family:

What you need:

  • apple sticks
  • paint
  • paint brush
  • painter’s tape
  • sharp scissors (If you want to cut the sharp end off. I just left it on)

How to make them:

Tape off different sections on your apple sticks. Paint the different sections in your desired color/colors. I painted some apple sticks all one color. I also painted multiple colors on some sticks. This is where you use your creativity.

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Pick up sticks are so versatile for ages and locations to play. I can’t wait to keep these in my purse to use them when I need to keep my kids busy.
What shows have you been loving this month? Has that show inspired you to create something for your family?

Want something new to watch on Netflix? Check out these suggestions:

NEW ON NETFLIX for kids and families

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1. Monster High: Haunted (3/10)
2. How to Train Your Dragon 2 (3/11)
3. Inspector Gadget (3/27)
4. SUPER 4 (4/10)


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