Tugging Box Supplies
- Paint (optional, if you want to paint said box)
- assorted string, rope, cords, ribbon, fabric, pipe cleaners.
- Pencil/Pen to poke holes
Tugging Box Process
- If you want to decorate your box, decorate it.
Hey, its a rainy day. So I thought I’d let W decorate the box. It would be a fun activity. So I pulled out my non toxic washable kid paint and let him paint it. He did pretty good until he decided to eat it. *sigh* We then had a bath. This was a great use of time and water play is a big hit around here now.
- Poke holes in box with a pen or pencil to thread said tugging/pulling string thru. You’ll want to have them opposite of each other.
- Thread assorted strings thru.
- Knot the ends and seal up the box.
- Give to child.
Things that Didn’t Work
The string of beads didn’t knot very well and therefore came out.
Pipe cleaners just got pulled out and forgotten about.
I put bells on something and this was bad because he just pushed the box around and scratched up the floor.
yay or nay?
Nay. This pinterest project is NOT WORTH IT.
I made the box a week ago. It was played with for maybe 20 minutes. Walter mostly just pushed the box around on the floor (like he does with any other box) and then has ignored the box for the past week. It has sat on the floor ignored.
So, I wouldn’t recommend this project. Sure, the blogger who originally posted this on pinterest has tons of great reasons why this project is awesome for your child, but my child didn’t think it was interesting. He basically ignored it.