Anybody that has kids knows two main things about toys – they seem to multiply and can be quite expensive, which is frustrating when your kids seem to tire of them after a few hours or days. As the weather is warming up, many retailers are selling pool noodles. If you are lucky, you can score these at your local dollar store too! I stumbled on this activity by accident, and my toddler loves creating structures with these foam discs.
For this project, I like the larger foam noodle, which is approximately 4″ across.
With a serrated knife, cut discs in about 3/4 inch wide. Too wide and it’ll be difficult to fit together, and too thin, they will fall apart too easily.
Cut notches around disc. I only cut four, but you could cut eight notches and have more options for making structures!
A pile of discs now becomes:
My toddler loves to play with these!
So does my baby! 🙂
What can you make from these??