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Straws

PostPosted: 14 Aug 2016, 23:09
by sandy
I remember in my youth(which will probably exclude a lot of you on here) making animals out of long white straws, I remember a swan I made I gave away as a birthday present it was so nice. I have no clue how to do it again >dum<

Re: Straws

PostPosted: 15 Aug 2016, 09:23
by Mo
Were they called construct-o-straws or something? I have a vague memory, but never did them.
I thought you were going to mention pick-a-sticks, which I think some people call jack straws. Where you have to take one from the pile without moving the rest. Different colour ends meant you were allowed to get them out in different ways (roll, flick...)

Re: Straws

PostPosted: 15 Aug 2016, 19:37
by Trev62
I do not remember making things out of straws but I remember attempting Origami - The Japanese art of paperfolding and playing Jack Straws, thinking back we also played Jacks, where you bounced a small rubber ball and had to pick up these jacks from the ground before catching the ball after one bounce.

The simple things are always the best :-D

Re: Straws

PostPosted: 21 Aug 2016, 23:16
by sandy
I have still got my jacks, do play them now and again. Simple games are still the best.

Re: Straws

PostPosted: 22 Aug 2016, 19:03
by Trev62
Just done a search on Amazon and found you can still buy Jacks and Jack Straws so will be placing an order for my partner to bring them back on her next trip to England, they should help pass a few hours during the cold winter months. :-D

Re: Straws

PostPosted: 28 Aug 2016, 09:15
by Mo
Just been to the seaside. While looking for bits of junk to bring back for my grandchildren I got a packet of dinosaur jacks. Bouncy rubber ball, but plastic dinosaurs to pick up instead of those metal cross things.

Re: Straws

PostPosted: 28 Aug 2016, 22:32
by sandy
Now I would love a set of those jacks!

Re: Straws

PostPosted: 25 Sep 2016, 19:42
by Trev62
Just ordered a set of Jacks on line for my Better Half to bring back on her next trip to England, looking forward to many hours of fun on the floor over winter !! :-D !!

Re: Straws

PostPosted: 28 Oct 2016, 19:54
by Trev62
My partner returned from England yesterday and in her luggage she brought, yes you've guessed it, a set of jacks, guess what we are going to be doing this weekend...................... :-D