We have these little containers from the bakery that hold glitter. When I empty them, I just can’t throw them away. They seem so useful for something.
They’re like a giant spice container with huge holes. If you don’t have anything like this (which doesn’t surprise me, not everyone has access to bakery ingredients), a container could easier be made from an oatmeal container or cup with holes punches around the edges of the lid like The Imagination Tree did for a straw discovery box.
Henry found them one evening while I was getting dinner ready and said he was pretending to put sprinkles on his cupcakes.
So I told him I’d give him some sprinkles to do so.
I cut up some pipe cleaners into little one inch pieces (or so).
And let the boys have at the fun of getting them into the sprinkles container.
While it was Henry that really got into this activity, George would have had a blast doing this too. He still loves our pom pom container and constantly puts the pom poms in and out of that.
This was a great busy activity for Henry to do while I got dinner on the table. He spent a lot of time concentrating on each pipe cleaner sprinkle to put in the container.
He never did use them as sprinkles for his cupcakes because by the time the sprinkles were all in the container, it was already time for dinner!
Oh well, now they’re in there and we can always come back to them and use them for some pretend baking!