Walking sticks are great for kids and adults alike. I found they have been helpful with keeping little ones in line and from wondering off to touch something while on a walk or hike. They are pretty easy to make and can be as unique as a child wants. Just find any stick around chest height of the person that will be carrying it and thick. Then let them go crazy painting it the way they want. Once dried have fun going on walks and showing off the new walking sticks you made. :)
note~ Maybe add ribbon and beads to make each stick more personal.