Thursday, April 9, 2009

Pipe Cleaner Fun

I just came across a great new carnival! Run the Earth, Watch the Sky is starting a carnival with ideas for free ways to have fun with your kids. What a fantastic idea, right?

I didn't think I had anything good to post just yet. I just found this carnival tonight, and it should be tomorrow. Pretty quick turnaround. But I did think of something that we did a few months ago. My sister was in town with her daughter and we took a road trip. My sister had mentioned needing more ideas for the plane trip home and I told her that on our recent plane trip I'd packed but not used pipe cleaners. We packed them for the road trip, and ended up needing them. When the kids started to get cranky we pulled them out for some pipe cleaner art.

This was a huge help and kept the kids entertained for a good while. And, if nothing else, your kid does have feet to keep him entertained.


Kristi_runwatch said...

I love the pipe cleaner idea! My sister does this with their kids (6 and 4) and by the time they get where they're going they have spider webs that hang the entire width of the car, etc! :) Fun!
Thanks for joining in with Free Fun Fridays!! :)

Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessings said...

Fabulous idea! Who would have thought you could do so much with pipe cleaners. We're always looking for some fun while riding in the car. Thanks for the idea and for stopping by my blog last week and commenting on my lollipop sweetness party. It's always great to "see" new faces!!