Fine Motor Skills Fun with Pipe Cleaners

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If you are looking for some fun activities for your little ones that will help them with their fine motor skills you should try pipe cleaners!
pipecleanersWe love pipe cleaners! They come in so many bright colors, they even make sparkly ones! They are easy to use and most of the time you don’t need any glue to create something fun. All you need to do is twist them up. I love giving my kids pipe cleaners to play with and see what kinds of things they can create. There are so many great activities that work well for quiet play time and that helps them improve their fine motor skills. 

Here are some great ideas to give your little ones to work on at home:
Counting Beads on Pipe Cleaners from Laughing Kids Learn – this is a fun math activity.
Counting with pipe cleaners and beads. Great for fine motor development too.

Invitiation to Play with Pipe Cleaners and Stringing Beads from Stay at Home Educator
Invitation to play with craft sticks, pipe cleaner, and buttons - Stay At Home Educator

Pipe Cleaner Fishing Game for Toddlers from Best Toys for Toddlers – this looks like so much fun.
Pipe Cleaner Fishing Game for Toddlers - easy and cheap sensory, fine motor and pretend play game

Fine Motor Play with Pipe Cleaners and a Box – this can keep them busy for hours! Idea from Sugar Aunts.

Create Pipe Cleaner Numbers from Learn with Play at Home

Create a 3D Sculpture with Pipe Cleaners and Pool Noodles – this looks awesome! From Delicate Construction.
sculpture button

Pipe Cleaner Weaving with Pine Cones from Rainy Day Mum
Simple Pipe Cleaner Fine Motor Activity using a colander from Hands On As We Grow
Just pipe cleaners and a colander - such a simple fine motor activity for toddlers to try.

Pipe Cleaner Magnetic Water Play from Modern Preschool
Magnetic water sensory play with pipe cleaners for preschoolers from Modern Preschool

Here is an awesome bundle of pipe cleaners that will keep your little ones busy for hours!
240 Pipe Cleaners in 12 Colors for only $8.59!

Written by Sarah


Sarah is a wife, daughter of the King and Mama to 4 children (one who is a homeschool graduate!) She is a an eclectic,Charlotte Mason style homeschooler and has been homeschooling for over 16 years now. She is still trying to find the balance between work and keeping a home and says she can only do it by the Grace of God, and Coffee!

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