Homemade tinker toys in the library - No budget? Use toilet paper or paper towel tubes and straws to make your own building components for a library center!

It's the first day of school for most of the kids and teens here in Homer. In anticipation of the buzzing afterschool energy level we see each Fall, I'm back to featuring passive programs kids can .

Adventures of an Art Teacher: Cardboard Construction and Water Painting

Building with recycled materials - center for early finishers- Buildings Study, Reduce/Reuse/Recycle Study

DIY CONSTRUCTION: Paper towel / toilet paper rolls + a hole punch + bendy straws = some serious fine motor construction fun!

Have the kids decorate the toilet paper rolls with paint or markers. Use small foil balls to play kerplunk.

Using the wooden sewing discs with nuts and bolts - from Rachel (",)

DIY Resources

bouwen met wc-rollen en keukenrollen

Make your own cardboard tube construction toy! Fun engineering project for kids. A great STEM project for summertime!

Almost Unschoolers: Toilet Paper Tube Tinker-Like Toys

Homemade tinker toys w/ toilet paper tubes and unsharpened pencils for building and creating. ~Can't use toilet paper rolls BUT paper towel rolls are perfectly acceptable in our center!

Q-Tips and Straws Fine Motor Skills Activity - A great way to help little hands strengthen fine motor skills and work on colors at the same time.

Q-Tips and Straws - Fine Motor Skills Activity

Table Time -- Q-Tips and Straws Fine Motor Skills Activity - A great way to help little hands strengthen fine motor skills and work on color recognition

Homemade tinker toys in the library - No budget?  Use toilet paper or paper towel tubes and straws to make your own building components for a library center!

I have straws and am collecting the rolls (Stephanie) Homemade tinker toys in the library - No budget? Use toilet paper or paper towel tubes and straws to make your own building components for a library center!

Fab Recycled Musical Play Panel idea (",) or summer fun for the musically inclined child. Looks so fun. LOVE THIS IDEA!

Homemade spice paint: easy to make and great sensory play for eyes and noses! Would be better if you found an edible paint recipe to put spices in!

Homemade paint recipe with spices

21 great ideas to use when teaching a preschool weather theme. Hands-on activities that are FUN! Would be great for other ages too!

21 Awesome Ideas for a Preschool Weather Theme

21 Awesome Ideas for a Preschool Weather Theme A collection of activities that are perfect for a preschool weather theme. These fun weather ideas would be great for kindergarten and homeschool, too!

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