DIY Rainy Day Activity Sticks – Step by step

I ran across some super cute color-coded chore sticks from Embellish. Loved the idea


  • White tin jar
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Wooden craft sticks
  • Spray adhesive
  • Elmer’s glue
  • Embellishments (I used Puffies)
  • Hot glue gun
  • Ribbon
  • Alphabet stickers
  • Print out of 30+ activities

So here’s the step by step instructions…

First thing I did was spray 10 wooden craft sticks to three different colors of paper (30 sticks total) using spray adhesive.

While that was drying I started work on the tin jar. I added some ribbon to the top and bottom using my hot glue gun.

Then I used some scrap paper and the alphabet stickers to label my jar with “Rainy Daze” and added a little embellishment with a Puffie.

Now it’s time to finish the activity sticks that were set aside for drying. I used an exacto knife to trim out the straight sides and a pair of small scissors to cut the rounded edges.

I then created a Word doc of 30 activities and printed it out in a cute font. I trimmed them out and used Elmer’s glue to adhere them to the ends of the activity sticks.

Here are all of the completed activity sticks!

Pretty cute, huh? Yeah, I’m figuring we’ll use these a lot more than just rainy days. When it’s over 100 degrees here, it’s hard to do anything outside! These will work great for winter time activities as well!

Total costs: $14 at Michael’s for the craft sticks, stickers, tin jar and scrapbook paper. I already had the ribbon, but did have to repurchase some spray adhesive since I was out! That cost me another $6. Oh well, I have plenty left for future projects!
Also, here is a list of the 30 activities I used!
  • Playdoh
  • Barbies
  • Candyland
  • Chutes & Ladders
  • Glue & Tape
  • Paper Dolls
  • Baby Dolls
  • Watercolors
  • Crayons
  • Paper Bag Puppets
  • Sock Puppets
  • Paint Rocks
  • Build a Fort
  • Watch a Movie
  • Play the Piano
  • Tea Party
  • Dance
  • Play Restaurant
  • Treasure Hunt
  • Bake Something
  • Manicure/Pedicure
  • Look at Photo Albums
  • Dress Up
  • Read Nursery Rhymes
  • Indoor Picnic
  • Play Charades
  • Play School
  • Finger Painting
  • Make Paper Hats
  • Make Ornaments

Source: howtonestforless

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