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Pipe Cleaners and a Pringles Can

Pipe Cleaners and a Pringles Can
Make this DIY learning activity using pipe cleaners and a Pringles can.
Pipe Cleaners and a Pringles Can

I saw this idea at LearningWith Bella. Take a Pringles can and punch holes in the lid. Use permanent markers and color around each hole. Find 2-3 pipe cleaners of each color and let your child put the pipe cleaner in the same colored hole. B’s favorite part….to take the lid off and dump them out!

With a younger child just punch one hole in the middle of the lid and let them practice putting them in the hole (without having to match the colors). Be careful though, sometimes the ends of pipe cleaners are sharp.


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Thursday 28th of February 2013

What a great idea! May have to try this with my almost-3yo. I'm trying to develop a list of activities he can do while his 6yo brother is doing homeschool. He also loves to do 3-letter word puzzles, like these: Thanks for the idea!


Wednesday 16th of September 2009

You know I saw on another blog where a mom gave her toddler straws to put into a parmesean cheese container to help her with her fine motor skills. Well we never buy parmesean cheese so I was trying to come up with a similar idea and I think this would be perfect. Thanks Alot!

Super Random Girl

Wednesday 9th of September 2009

You might also be able to find a cheese shaker (glass jar with metal lid that has holes in it) in your dollar store. Either way, this is a great activity!


Friday 1st of March 2013

Thanks for this tip! I picked up a cheese shaker yesterday and tried this activity today with my almost-3yo. He loved it!


Tuesday 8th of September 2009

I wanted to get back to you about Progressive Phonics. With Selena since she knew her ABC's and the phonic sounds I went strait for the phonic books. I do not use their writing pages since I have a full pre school curriculum from Christian Liberty Press, I would start with a pre writing which would work on fine motor skills rather then writing the ABC's and numbers themselves. Some Mom's are using the Kumon Books which can be found at I hope this answers your question. I just didn't see an email to respond to you in a more private way. Thank you for stopping by our site.