We do A LOT of take-out and most of that take-out seems to be either Chinese and Thai food. As you may know, when you get take-out from these places, you almost always get wooden chopsticks. Over the last year, we have collected what seems like a gazillion wooden chopsticks. I was bound and determined NOT to let them end up in the garbage dump. So, I searched the web and found this great idea on several different sites.
Chopstick Pick-Up Sticks
- Gather several wooden chopsticks
- Color or paint them as you like. We just used colored markers.
- Hold the chopsticks in one hand with the bottoms of the sticks resting on the floor.
- Let go and let them land where they may
- The first player tries to remove one stick from the pile without moving any others. If he is sucessful, he continues until he moves a stick while trying to remove one from the pile.
- If he moves a stick while trying to remove one, his turn is over and the next player takes a turn.
- Play until all the sticks have been removed from the pile.
- The winner removed the most sticks from the original pile at the end of the game.