Potato Chip Can Pipe Cleaner Drop Busy Bag

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Potato Chip Can Pipe Cleaner Drop Busy Bag is a do-it-yourself busy bag designed for children with learning and fine motor disabilities to work on fine motor skills and learn colors. To play with, child can thread the pipe cleaners down the holes that match the color.

Technical Specifications: 

Step One: Gather materials.

  • empty potato chip can (such as Pringles)
  • hole punch
  • coloured reinforcements
  • pipe cleaners in matching colours to the reinforcements
  • Optional: scrapbook paper

Step Two: Punch holes in the lid of an empty potato chip can.

Step Three: Add a colored reinforcement sticker to each hole so that the color surrounds the hole.

Step Four: Add pipe cleaners that are the same colors as the reinforcements into the can. Fold the ends of the pipe cleaners down so that they won’t be sharp. Note: for some children this isn’t necessary.

Step Five (optional): Glue a piece of scrapbook paper around the Pringles can just to make it look nicer.


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Potato Chip Can Pipe Cleaner Drop Busy Bag

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The Chaos and The Clurtter is a website/blog administered by Sharla Kostelyk, a mother of 5, with children with special needs. She shares her experience with some homemade sensory products and with her life. She says... I want you to find happiness in the chaos and the clutter. As a disorganized, creative, scattered, homeschooling mother of seven, including five with Special Needs, I spent years feeling like I wasn’t measuring up to the “perfect” moms I knew. I would walk around my house, stepping over toys, crunching a dry Cheerio underfoot, passing by a pile of papers, and trying to ignore the mountain of laundry that seemed to grow by the second, and I would feel like a failure. I felt overwhelmed and stressed out and sometimes was grouchy with my kids as a result, only adding to my feelings of guilt. I tried every organizational system in the book, but mastered none. I was letting the best years with my children slip away and was determined that if I could not change the state of the house, at least I could change my attitude.   At The Chaos and The Clutter, I share with you some of my small victories. I am real. I tell the truth about the imperfect parent that I am. I hope that this will be a place where people can be their true “mismatched socks because there weren’t any clean ones” selves! My everyday life is never ordinary. Most days, I still feel like I am drowning in the busyness! I don’t pretend to have all the answers, but I will share anything that has helped me, anything that hasn’t, and the humorous moments in between. Another type of clutter that I am trying to get rid of is financial clutter. There is just no happiness to be found there! We are trying to climb out of debt and I will also share those tips I learn along the way. I hope that you will join me in trying to find the blessings and the joy in among the chaos and the clutter!
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