Do you remember that childhood game of pick-up-sticks? I think it’s also known as splillikins. (What a wonderful word! I think it would make a great name for a cat, or an elf, actually, don’t you?)
I remember playing a variation of this simple game ; jackstraws; which were little sticks that were shaped as farm tools; as a child at my grandparents home. The aim is to pick up as many sticks from a jumbled pile without disturbing any of the others. So simple, but so competitive! Lots of happy memories!
Anyway, this picture of my shiny Stonebridge Hair sticks remind me a bit of spillikins. Apart from their bright red and blue colours.