Pipe cleaners are a staple in the craft supply pantry. They can be used for so many things – bug antenna, jewelry, flowers. The list can go on and on. 

Today we threaded the pipe cleaners through the holes in a colander. Manipulating the pipe cleaners through the holes is great fine motor practice. 

Kora enjoyed picking a pipe cleaner out of the bag and threading it into the colander. We also practiced identifying colors as she threaded. 

Mommy made one crucial mistake with the scheduling of this activity. I gave Kora this when she was hungry and tired. She was so ready for a nap that she didn’t play with the pipe cleaners for very long. I learned my lesson.