Made of wood, this toy comes in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors, and textures, making it easy to cater to the needs and desires of the individual. Some versions are brittle while some are very flexible, and some versions even come with leaves, which is pretty neat.
Some may be home to tiny insects, so be sure to inspect the toy before use.
This toy can be used as a magic wand, a sword, as a support beam for tents, to roast marshmallows and other treats over a fire, as firewood, as a limbo pole, as a herding tool, an impromptu baseball bat, as a laser blaster, as a trumpet, as a flag pole, as a marching baton, as a drum stick, as a fishing pole, as a traffic signaler, whittled into a shape, as an underlying structure for a mud castle, or anything else an imagination can come up with.
It can also be used to poke things.
Users typically report being quite happy with this toy. Children can easily engage in creative and imaginative play, and are often entertained for over an hour at a time. No complicated rules to remember and a virtually instant set-up, this toy is ready to go anytime, anywhere. The variety of shapes this toy comes in helps to guarantee that every child will eventually find the one that is right for them.
We found that this toy may break under pressure. Normally, we frown upon toys that snap into pieces, but we found that not to be so terrible in this case. Breaking a stick, as it turns out, results in having more sticks.
Some users report children using this toy to enhance their motor skills, while others report this toy helping in quiet activities.
While sticks can be obtained from trees and bushes, we recommend using sticks that have already fallen to the ground.
Fun fact! Sticks still attached to trees are called ‘branches,’ and are also rather delightful.
- Do not attempt to clean the toy with fire. This will damage the toy.
Parts and Pieces
Occasionally, this toy will include pinecones, leaves, slugs, or dogs. None of these add-ons are required to enjoy the toy.
Some users have reported eye-sensitivity to this toy. Keep this toy out of the eyes.