I’m always on the lookout for ideas to keep Rosen busy at home. She gets bored so easily, so I like to try and throw in some unique activities throughout the day.
Pinterest has been an immense help in coming up with ideas. I recently ran across this activity that uses a colander and pipe cleaners to allow your child to experiment with bending and sticking the pipe cleaners through the colander holes.
It wasn’t really an idea that immediately made me think, I must try this! but I saw a cheap pack of pipe cleaners at Walmart, and already had a colander, so I figured, why not?
I got it all set up for Rosen while she was napping. I actually quite enjoyed bending and weaving the pipe cleaners all over the colander. It was a nice, mindless and calming activity for mama I think I went a bit overboard and used the whole pack.
Anyway, after she woke up and had her afternoon snack, I took her over to the colander and let her do her thing. Unfortunately, it only provided a good 3 minutes or so of entertainment. Rosen loved pulling the pipe cleaners out, but got frustrated trying to stick them back in. She ended up just wanting to throw the colander around.
Oh well…can’t win them all. At least I got a few cute photos out of it.
Anyone know of any other good uses for pipe cleaners?