Use for finger paint
Most kids adore the mess they get to make with finger paints, but more than a few actually don’t like sticking their fingers in the cold wet stuff. There’s no need for them to miss out on the fun. Give your picky young one a handful of Popsicle sticks and let him paint with them to his heart’s content.
Label the garden
Seed packages on a stick look charming, but by the time the seedlings are coming up, the packages have faded and blown away. Avoid the confusion by writing the name of each plant in permanent marker on a craft stick and stake it in the ground at the end of the row.