By now everyone is familiar with the magical creations of Joel Henriques. We've loved every toy he has created, but this branch trees project really speaks to me.
There is no shortage of sticks in my house; a collection that grows by the day. Up until now, I've used some for our nature display while surreptitiously throwing out the rest. But after seeing this simple forest of branch trees, I'm ready to start stockpiling sticks again. Joel explains that he drilled holes in a piece of scrap wood and inserted the sticks. That's it. It makes a great display on its own, with Star Wars figures, or anything else your little ones can think up. For more photos of the branch trees project, check out Joel's blog.
(Image: Joel Henriques)