There is something nostalgic about playing old childhood games. On National Day, the husband and I visited Old School Delights and really enjoyed a walk down memory lane with the kids. The unique feature about this restaurant is that every table has a little box filled with games that we used to play with. They also sell the familiar childhood games that we used to play.
So we had heaps of fun playing five stones, happy family and even stamp erasers. My son definitely relished explaining to me how it works. Interestingly, I found out that the husband apparently played five stones too as a child! Who knew? :)
Well, with national day just past, I decided to make a set of washi tape pick up sticks. After all, after the MT washi tape expo, I had lots of new rolls of MT washi tape to play with.
It took me a little while to decorate the skewers but it was fun. This DIY idea really allows you to mix and match your washi tapes so get creative and make all sorts of different patterns.
You can really do this in anyway that you like but here are the steps to the simplest way to wrapping a skewer.
- a pair of scissors
- washi tape
1. stick the skewer to the washi tape
2. snip off the end of the washi tape
3. gently roll the washi tape around the skewer
4. snip off the sharp end of the skewer
Repeat and make at least 15-20 sticks.
There you have it! A pretty set of washi tape pick up sticks that begs to be played.
I remember having heaps of fun playing pick up sticks with my sister and guess what, it is a great exercise for increasing hand agility. So do make yourself a set and have some old school fun!