Pipe cleaner play

Ever the slave to Pinterest, I found an activity for toddlers in which they thread pipe cleaners through the holes in a colander. I thought James might like that, because he enjoys sewing, as you can see:

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In that case I came back from using the phone to find he’d picked up the cardboard plug cover from the Christmas tree lights and a piece of string to do some sewing.

So today I passed him the colander and a packet of pipe cleaners and sat back to see if he’d thread them or do something else entirely.

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James thread a few through the holes, then held one up to my face, “your glasses, mammy”. Then he shoved that one down my top.

I offered to make him some glasses. Yes please!

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He wore those glasses for a while, then pushed them on his head, like sunglasses. He is also sporting a striped scarf.

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Then Rob sat James on his lap with the colander, and James has been singing Christmas songs while he busily threads the pipe cleaners through the colander holes.

Pinterest win!

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    • January 1, 2015 / 5:30 pm

      Thank you, some really fantastic ideas on your blog. I’ll be back to visit you – bookmarked!

  1. January 1, 2015 / 10:24 pm

    nice to see his imagination doing something different to what you had envisioned. This is often the way with children.

    • January 1, 2015 / 10:56 pm

      It’s thrilling when that happens, isn’t it!

  2. January 3, 2015 / 11:46 am

    Ah what fab photos! We love pipe cleaner play too. We often use salt dough beads for threading too, another great fine motor skills activity đŸ™‚

    • January 3, 2015 / 12:31 pm

      Ooh, what a great idea! Thanks!

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