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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  • Great and cheap fun! The best for little kids


  • So cool for our little ones


  • Love it, I am heading to the kitchen right now!


  • What a great challenge for kids


  • Perfect for fine motor skills!


  • Wow what a simple yet brilliant idea. Way cheaper than buying threading activities from shops too. Childten normally have alot more interest in activities other than normal toys in my opinion.


  • How clever. Simple yet effective. Thanks


  • Omg…why i never thought of it


  • What a great idea – cheap and cheerful – thank you!


  • Great activity for fine motor development. Keeps the kids engaged and is cheap.


  • oh nice…. this is what i need to keep him busy. love it. thanks for sharing it.


  • Great kids activity super easy and it keeps them entertained for sure


  • I bought my grandson a bag of felt pom poms. Gave him some thread and a plastic needle and leg him go for it. For something so simple, he really enjoyed it


  • This is a wonderful activity for kids, my two youngest ones would absolutely love doing this.


  • this is such a great idea. my son threads almost everything he finds so this activity would be great for him. thanks for sharing


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