Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Easy & Inexpensive DIY Fine Motor Toddler Activity - Edible Too!

I created this fine motor activity for my son with play-doh and pipe cleaners. My son loves fruit loops so I figured it would be fun for him to snack as he practiced his fine motor skills. He was immediately drawn to this colorful activity and wanted to give it a try.

Stringing fruit loops onto pipe cleaners is no easy task for little hands. It involves a high level of concentration and practice. Still, my son had a great time trying his best! This activity was so simple, quick, and inexpensive to create. An extension to this activity could be counting to ten as your child strings fruit loops onto the pipe cleaners. Another idea is to make patterns with fruit loops colors. Have fun!



  1. A fantastic idea for a birthday day. My (adult) kids are trying not to eat too much sugar, so this would be an excellent alternative. And their kids would have lots of fun making them.

    Thanks for the idea.

  2. Such a simple idea! We used playdough and spaghetti yesterday but he quickly got frustrated when it kept snapping. Think I need to get some pipe cleaners!