Seriously, pipe cleaners?

So, our sweet 4 year old has been having a hard time going to church. I feel his pain. Regardless of your religion (or any long meeting where your kids must sit quietly), holding still and being reverent for hours is a lot to ask of anyone, let alone our little people.

I've had great intentions to make a fun little travel/activity bag (a actually bought a pattern on Etsy), but you know I'd blog about it if it was done.

A few Sundays ago I was trying to find little things around the house to throw in the diaper bag to keep the boys happy (and yes, it was as we were running out the door... and no, we haven't heard the opening prayer for many moons--working on it.) and I came across some pipe cleaners. I threw them in the bag and didn't think about again until I noticed something had been keeping Ethan's attention during Sacrament meeting. HMMM.....

I glanced over and he was having the best time ever with (drum roll please) pipe cleaners!! He only had 3, but was loving them. So, if you need something to help with your littles (or maybe yourself:) fork out the $.99 and get some. Its the little things that make life so fun...right?

And if you need a few ideas...click on these cute little finger puppets!

5 comments:

Tanya said...

great idea. we did this a long time ago but i am going to bring them back baby. i know i have some in my craft closet :o)

Daisha said...

I recently read about this on some other sight. Thanks for the reminder and I'll definetly be purchasing lots of those for our cross country road trip!

Janas Bananas said...

I love those, I have tons of pipe cleaners, now I know what to do with them!

sirisauce said...

Cute! I'll try it!! =)

Anita said...

Who'd have thunk it?? I might have to invest in some of those. Kelsey has a MUCH harder time sitting still than I remember Olivia having, but this just might work for her! She's not much into drawing like Olivia was.

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