Looking for toddler activities for Mariella, I found several on this clever pipe cleaner game! This is a really fun idea and so easy to create. One thing I did different from the ones I seen is twist the pipe cleaners to have multiple colors.
This doesn’t mean much now, but soon when she start learning colors and numbers I can label the top of the canister with 1, 2, 3 and 4 ~ then twist some with 2, 3 and 4 different colors. So we can count colors! We can also color code too! Plus twisting the pipe cleaners made them stronger. We can have them straight, I can bend, curl and make different shapes for her to try and put throught the holes.
This is what we did
~used an oatmeal can, covered it with printed paper, then added some sticky foam for fun.
~removed the oatmeal cardboard top keeping the plastic ring intact, cut a circle from a rubber mat, added holes with a hole punch, then put inside the oatmeal plastic top.
~twisted some pipe cleaners, bending the tops down to avoid the pointy ends.