Sugar Aunts: Using Pipe Cleaners for Fine Motor Development

Using Pipe Cleaners for Fine Motor Development

This was the invitation to play that I had set up for the kids.  A cardboard box with holes poked all over, and pipe cleaners. 

This was the end result :)
They all had so much fun creating a work of art with pope cleaners, all while working on their fine motor dexterity, tripod grasp, and eye-hand coordination.
(These two were pushing each other to get in there.  They are WAY more like siblings than cousins...)

Have you seen our recent post Pipe Cleaner Fun where we shared how to explore colors with pipe cleaners?  There are so many fun ways to use them for fine motor development with kids!


  1. This looks so cool. I bet my kids would have fun with this!

    1. It was a lot of fun! Let us know how your kids like it :)

  2. I can so see my youngest spending hours doing this! So guess what I will be doing this weekend ;) Thank you so much for sharing on We Made That!

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  4. Now this looks like a lot of fun for little ones. I'm going to have all 3's and under next year. I think they'll love this! Thanks for sharing with us today. Pinning to my fine motor board.

  5. My personal favourite - featured on the round up of Project Recycle and Create Cardboard Boxes on Peakle Pie :)

  6. Fun! I will be doing this over the summer with my 6 year old son. He needs to work on the fine motor. I pinned it so I don't forget!

  7. What did you use to poke the holes in the box?


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