While Googling and Pinteresting for activities to do with a one year old I came across an idea of making a tugging box! I followed this tutorial and it was super easy.
I had a shoe box from several months ago when I bought some heels. Ribbon was left over from our wedding. At Walmart I purchased three sheets of felt (23 cents each) and a package of pipe cleaners (97 cents). So it was very inexpensive.
I used a pair of scissors to poke holes into the box. I wasn’t sure how many to do, but I just poked a decent amount, figuring I could add more if necessary.
After I made the holes, I simply threaded the items through two holes. Some of them, like the shorter pipe cleaners, were placed close together. Since the ribbon was longer, I threaded it through holes on opposite sides of the box.
In order to further encourage hand-eye coordination, holes were left empty on top so the Wingman can stick pipe cleaners in there if he wants.
It took probably a total of 10 minutes to make. Super easy.
I made it late at night. While I contemplated waking the Wingman up to try it out, I managed to wait until morning. I was so excited to see what he would do!
He was definitely intrigued. He loved pulling on the various pieces. He has yet to notice that when he pulls on one end, the other end gets shorter. But we’ll get there. For now he just enjoys pulling on them.
Definitely a success!!
That’s a cool idea! I have some leftover boxes and ribbons around here… I should try making one for Jade! 🙂
Glad you had success with something you found on my blog Laughing Kids Learn. 🙂