Ice Cream Stick Swing Set: Craft Activity For Kids

Recess time in school always comprised of climbing monkey ladders and swinging higher and higher on the swing! How about pulling up your stock of ice cream sticks for this ice cream stick swing craft and create a complete playground set with your little one? This ice cream stick swing is something your entire family will love!
This activity will:
  • Teach your child to recycle
  • Boost his/her creativity
  • Keep him/her away from TV/Smartphone

Parental involvement: High

Duration: 20 minutes

Skills Acquired: Play, Creativity, Fine Motor

  1. Ice cream sticks
  2. Paper cutter
  3. Box
  4. Glue
  5. Yarn
Instructions for Ice Cream Stick Swing Set:
  1. Paint a box green – to resemble a playground.
  2. Cross the ends of two ice cream sticks and stick them together to form the side stands.
  3. Make two sets of the same.
  4. Make four small slits on the box and place the ice cream stands on either side.
  5. Cut a small portion of an ice cream stick and cover it with yarn.
  6. Hang both ends of the yarn from another ice cream stick.
  7. Place this stick on top in such a way that it connects the side stands.
  8. Swing is ready!
Up, up and away!
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90% of a child’s permanent foundation for brain development occurs in the early years according to Rauch Foundation. An overuse of gadgets can only stunt this growth and cause a negative impact on the child’s overall development.
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Gayathri breathes Harry Potter as much as she breathes air. Yes, a hardcore Potterhead! She loves to play with words, write goofy and humorous articles, dabble in art & craft activities, and crack terrible jokes. Having worked as a copywriter with an ad agency, she is currently a content writer at Flintobox!

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