Beeper received a set of pick up sticks for his birthday this year and it has been a popular family game pretty much ever since. The thing is though, with something as classic and simple as a set of pick up sticks, well, I couldn't help but imagine how I could make my own--so these little stripey sticks came to be (because stripes are so much better than solids--and when you are a skinny bamboo stick, some horizontal stripes actually add some much needed dimension to your figure).
They are pretty straightforward to make ( no need to even get out a sewing machine, folks!)--and really, you could get the kids in on this. In fact, give them the clipped bamboo sticks and let them paint their own designs--to hell with my design--and then they can assign their own point values to their designs.
So here you go--make your very own stripey pick up sticks:
Oh--and the tutorial also includes game instructions on the last page--in case you have just arrived from Uranus and have never played...but even an alien can play this game. Just play fair, okay? No Uranian mind tricks.