A while ago, I made some practice sticks. They’re basically half-sticks that you can easily carry in a pocket, and use for practice whenever you’re not busy for a few minutes. Helps with practicing your handling, and reduces the amount of time you have to look like an idiot carrying a set of drumsticks through the grocery store.
This isn’t really a “how to make these” post, since they’re pretty simple. Just take a drumstick and saw it in half. Then, sand the ends so they’re smooth. Done.