My ideas were that I actually wanted to use sticks so I used some sticks. I think I thought outside of the box because I used sticks and I painted them non stick colors. I think there might be a little repetition because of the sticks in the pot. Like its a colored stick then normal stick then colored stick. So for the sticks and pot I used acrylic paint I had success in using the paint because it went on the sticks easily. The mini lessons were helpful so I could get some ideas at first.