Stick-lets™ are flexible silicone connectors used to build forts and structures out of sticks. They were designed during Christina’s graduate thesis year at the Rhode Island School of Design in order to get kids back outside, away from the screen and into the world, where they create stimulating and imaginative experiences. They were designed as a prompt for children to discover nature existing around them. By engaging with this toy, they become aware of a resourceful and renewable element, the stick. Children can feel a sense of accomplishment by scavenging sticks and constructing forts, but Stick-lets™ also provide opportunities for problem-solving, teamwork, imaginative play, and hands-on learning.