Sometimes I don’t have a lot of time to do an elaborate activity or deal with the cleanup. I like to have some easy activities on hand for just such occasions. Here’s a fun and easy pipe cleaner activity for you to try this weekend with your toddlers and preschoolers. For more fun with pipe cleaners, check out Counting Bead Fun.
Easy Pipe Cleaner Activity
Supplies you will need:
- Styrofoam shape
- Pipe cleaners
That’s it! I buy Styrofoam shapes at the dollar store as I use them a lot for fine motor activities where the kids can push things into the Styrofoam. Just give them the shape and some pipe cleaners to push in. This really gets those little fingers working.
I love how B made a rainbow tunnel.
We had some sparkly pipe cleaners that seemed perfect for this time of year, but this will work with any kind of pipe cleaner.
Don’t you just love their creations and this easy pipe cleaner activity?
If you are looking for more fun ways to engage your kids, I highly recommend KiwiCo. As a former teacher, I was really impressed with the quality of materials found in KiwiCo. Some moms have told me that they want to do activities like I do on Mess For Less with their kids, but they just don’t have to the time to go buy all the supplies and prepare them for the activity. KiwiCo is the perfect solution. Every month your KiwiCo will focus on a particular theme like Colors, Dinosaurs or Gardening. KiwiCo offer a variety of projects ranging from crafts, imaginative play, science experiments and more.
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