Some ideas might include:
- Doll rods
- Cardboard tubes
- PVC pipe
- Knife or scissors
- Paint and paintbrush, spray paint, etc.
- Sanding block or similar
Color — Mikado sticks have definite color / patterns. Follow this guide:
- Blue stick — thick blue stripe on both ends
- Yellow / black — wide band in center, two narrow stripes on ends
- Orange — 5 stripes on each end
- Green — 3 stripes on each end
- Red — 2 stripes n each end
Sticks — If the ends are sharp, remove them with a knife or scissors or dull with a sanding block, emery board, etc. You don’t want anyone to get hurt.
Paint — Paint the sticks per the bulleted list above. Depending on the size, you can push them into a foam block, stick them in the ground, etc. for quick painting. You can use markers on them as well.
Option — To make your sticks last longer, you can put a couple coats of polyeurothane on them.
To download a PDF of this Grab ‘n’ Go sheet, click here: GnG_Make Mikado Sticks_lrl