5 MINUTE TOY: PIPE CLEANERS

Tuesday, July 26, 2016


I made a trip to our local Dollar Tree a couple of weeks ago and purchased several random things that I thought Silas would enjoy playing with in various ways.  One of the things I purchased was a set of pipe cleaners.

I read somewhere that pipe cleaners and a kitchen strainer equal a lot of fun for a toddler, so I decided to try that out on Silas.


Sure enough - it kept him occupied for at least 30 minutes.  The trick was to hand him the strainer with the pipe cleaners already in it - some of which I twisted together.  The goal for him was to remove the pipe cleaners.


It was a great lesson in concentration, fine motor skills and patience.


All-in-all, this "toy" cost me $.99 and 2 minutes of assembly time.


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