In the summer I get to babysit (ok, play with, let's be serious) three of the most creative boys I know. The other day, with the idea from a Family Fun magazine, we painted some drift wood we found by the lake into animals.
Here's a guy with a big red nose. Eyes were added with paper towel and tape; very resourceful!
This one is a rhinoceros with a huge horn. See the cool face he found in the stick?
Here's a ssssssnake! I never thought the sentence "that snake's so cool" would ever come out of my mouth...
And here's my guy that I made by using the stick's knobs and holes for facial features. After they were done I finished them with some artists' varnish to protect the paint from coming off.
It was a fun little project, and I'm definitely going to keep it in mind, as painted sticks would make fun decorations for a party or something...