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Mount K Climber

on September 14, 2015

Mount K climber pattern is available by downloading the pdf version of this project (see below).

Materials ††

  • 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 ††
  • Scissors ††
  • Crayons, highlighters, or markers ††
  • Hand drill with a 1/8-in. drill bit ††
  • Invisible tape

Pre-Prep

  1. 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.
  2. Drill three 1/8-in. holes in each of the craft sticks—one near each end and one in the middle.
  3. 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.
  4. Cut straws into 1-in. pieces, 2 per child.

Class Time Directions

  1. Use crayons, highlighters, or markers to color your Mt. K Climber pieces, then cut them out.
  2. 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 tight.
  3. Take a long piece of yarn and thread one end through one of the end holes in the craft stick. Then tie a double knot so it will not pull back through the hole. Do the same with the other piece of yarn.
  4. 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.
  5. Thread the long yarn pieces through the straws on the back of your climber and then tie a bead at each end.
  6. 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.

Tip Corner

  • 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 on hand.
Mount K Climber Download PDF