Mount K climber pattern is available by downloading the pdf version of this project (see below).
- Jumbo craft sticks, 1 per child
- Mount K Climber pattern
- White cardstock, 1 sheet for every 2 children
- Plastic straws, two 1-in. pieces per child
- Yarn, 6 feet per child
- Pony beads, 2 per child
Tools and Basic Supplies
- Glue sticks
- Crayons, highlighters, or markers
- Hand drill with a 1/8-in. drill bit
- Invisible tape
- Photocopy the Mt. K Climber patterns onto white cardstock
and quick cut to separate, one set per boy and
one set per girl. The kids will do the finish cutting.
- Drill three 1/8-in. holes in each of the craft sticks—one
near each end and one in the middle.
- Cut the yarn into strands of 6 ft. for each child. Then cut
an 8-in. piece from each 6 ft. strand and cut the remaining
length (64-in.) in half. Each child should then have
one 8-in. piece and two 32-in. pieces.
- Cut straws into 1-in. pieces, 2 per child.
Class Time Directions
- Use crayons, highlighters, or markers to color your Mt.
K Climber pieces, then cut them out.
- To make a loop for hanging, tie the ends of the smaller
piece of yarn together. Then feed the other end (opposite
the knotted end) through the middle hole in the
craft stick. Then
feed the knotted
end through the
loop and pull
- Take a long
piece of yarn
and thread one
one of the end
holes in the craft
stick. Then tie a
double knot so
it will not pull
the hole. Do the
same with the
other piece of
- Take the two plastic
straw pieces and tape them to the back of the climber
(behind the hands and shoulders) so they are a couple
inches apart and angled slightly inward at the top.
- Thread the long yarn pieces through the straws on the
back of your climber and then tie a bead at each end.
- Glue stick the bottom of the mountain scene to the
front of the craft stick.
HOW IT WORKS: Use the center loop to hang your Mt. K
Climber craft from a cabinet knob or the back of a door
hinge. Then, with the climber at the bottom, gently pull on
each beaded end, back and forth, one-at-a-time, and watch
the climber ascend to the top.
- You can drill several craft sticks at a time by tightly bundling
them together with rubber bands. Some may break
because of the direction of the wood grain, so have extras