I love doing projects with the babies. I always work up to them because they seem like they are going to be so much work. For instance I bought these pipe cleaners weeks ago but it just seemed like to much work to set up this activity. I'm crazy! It took all of 2 minutes to set up and they were entertained for 20 minutes. It was great, although this is one where they need your help to figure it out and supervision because they pipe cleaner ends are sharp.
So here's the basics. It's just pipe cleaners and a strainer. They need some help putting it in the holes sometimes, but they love trying it.
Pardon my messy house. I chose activity over cleaning that day... prioritizing ya know... :)
This was a super easy activity that really worked their fine motor skills. It also helped them with patience. It took them sometime to figure it out. They still weren't able to get it in the whole without help, but a couple of times they got it. Penny clapped for herself when she did. This is definitely something I will get out again when we need a change of pace.