A fun fine motor activity for babies and toddlers. Keep little hands busy and little minds working with this simple activity.


  • 1 packet Straws or pipe cleaners
  • 1 Colander


  1. Place colander and pipe cleaners on the ground
  2. Show toddler how to insert the pipe cleaners in to the colander
  3. Repeat until all pipe cleaners are used. You can then pull them all out and repeat the activity again.


We use this craft activity when the children are needing to calm and focus before working on bigger art and craft projects. It helps with hand and eye coordination as well as keeping their minds engaged.

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