A stick, according to Wired, has been put forward as one of the best toys of all times (along with box, string, cardboard tube, and dirt). Even better than one stick, however, is two, or five, or ten. They make excellent swords and can be used as the basis for bridges and forts and anything else a child can imagine. Stick-lets, to put it concisely, are silicone stick-binders. Not quite as versatile as rope, they are still a surprisingly useful and powerful tool. Moreover, they are fun and inspiring, encouraging kids to get outside and play. And build.

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