People all around the world
have been playing games similar to pick-up-sticks for hundreds
of years. Doris taught me to play when I was a little girl.
The Chinese made them from ivory and the ends had elaborate
carvings. Different versions of the game were played in many
countries-each with their own unique twist. In the
you can make your own by buying a bag of wooden skewers and clipping off the sharp end and sanding it smooth. Then, you can paint each stick or at least an inch at each tip. Use the guide below for the colors you will need. (I'll bet you could even make a mini set with toothpicks.)