Welcome to my latest work… Paper Lacrosse!
Well, less work, more play. Not really a groundbreaking invention, but a reworking of the classic wheel. It all began when I decided to make micro lacrosse sticks as ornaments and souvenirs. They were popular among our younger customers at festivals and events, and became a part of our holiday decorating last December.
Then, one day, as some of my woodworkers and I played with the sticks during lunch, we realized that this is what these sticks should be used for. We shared stories of slingshots and tech deck skateboards, harkening back to our childhoods, playing with handheld toys. It became obvious to us that this is the ultimate goal of Wood Lacrosse Sticks – to spread culture and have fun.
Using a jigsaw, I cut the shape out of a slab of wood and sanded the corners down. Then, I used a tiny drill bit to make the holes. The sticks are about 5 inches, and the holes are so small, that we use a needle and thread to put in the hand strung pockets made of artificial sinew. One half of paper lacrosse complete.
On to the hard part: the ball.
Just kidding. We crumpled up half a sticky note to make our mini lacrosse balls. Just for clarity, you and your partner must choose how big each goal will be, this part is up to you!
No access to wooden sticks but want a quick game? A couple of creative ways you can make micro lacrosse sticks to play paper lacrosse is to use a pencil and a paper clip, or use a plastic spoon. As long as you can make a stick, you can play.
While the micro lacrosse sticks are cool souvenirs, the best part was making them. I encourage everyone to make their own sticks out of other materials, and share your creations with us via Instagram. Remember to tag @woodlacrossesticks and use the hashtag #PAPERLAX. This is my gift to those who live lacrosse 24/7.
Regardless of where you are, break out a game of paper lacrosse and GROW THE GAME (while avoiding annoying your terachers/parents/coaches)!