Toddler Activity Ideas: Pipecleaner & Pasta Strainer

I found this idea on Pinterest and loved it right away. It looked like something that Punkin would really be interested in. 

Turns out I was right. I don't think I have ever seen her sit still for so long. I would say that it kept her busy for at least 45 minutes. Which, in toddler world, we all know is an eternity.

You want to know the best part? This activity cost less than $2! Both items were purchased at the dollar store, and I had plenty of pipecleaners left over to do other activities.



  1. sound like a fun activity, i am going to have to keep that in mind for when my baby girl hits toddler age! :) thanks for sharing!!!! :)

  2. This is such a smart idea. I wish I had this when my son was a toddler. He couldn't stand still for more than 30 seconds. A very Happy and Prosperous New Year to you and your family!