Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Works For Me Wednesday-Froot Loops and Pipe Cleaners


Today's tip is quick and easy: Froot Loops, pipe cleaners and a ziploc baggie.


I take them on airplanes and to church to keep my kids occupied for a little while. Sometimes I use Cheerios or a mixture of the two. They can make the standard bracelets or necklaces, or get more creative. I am not creative, and they are not at home, so you'll have to settle for my poor attempt at a fish.


Works for me!

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27 comments:

Jessica said...

How cute! And...what a fun craft idea for the kids!!!

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Nettie said...

Sweet idea! I've done pipe cleaners to entertain and baggies of cereal. Never thought of putting them together. Brilliant!

COURTNEY said...

I love it!!!! Great idea!

Grammy said...

That's great, Gab! Nice fish, BTW. You always have good ideas.

Tess said...

can they make a shrimp?

itybtyfrog said...

Great idea...does it make their fingers sticky?

Julie said...

Smart!!!

Sue said...

My youngest grandchild will love this with cheerios. I'm a first time visitor here. I'll visit again when I have a bit more time :-)

Gabriela said...

Tess: very funny!

ItyBtyFrog: love your little froggie. I have never noticed stickiness.

Glass Half Full said...

What a great idea!! Anything to keep little ones busy is a miracle.

Kristen said...

What?! Where do you moms come up with all these great ideas?! I'm feeling like less of a fun mom every time I read one of these!! I better get my act together!

Very cute idea!!

Amy said...

Love this idea :) Thanks for sharing!

Papa said...

And if they get hungry, it doubles as a tasty snack.

Stephanie said...

I love that idea for church. Anything to keep those little hands busy. Thanks for the tip!

smartmama said...

i used to fill film canisters with beads and lanyard string for portable beading kits when i do med missions- this one is far yummier and better for small hands- although I better not try it with NPO patients

Beekeebear said...

Cute idea! There are so many things I need to file away in my brain for when I have kids--of the human variety, not the ferret or lovebird variety. ;)

utmommy said...

That is a great idea. I'm always looking for new ideas to keep kids quiet at church. My boys would even like that one.

Rachelle said...

What a great idea!

Katherine@Raising Five said...

I've enjoyed reading your posts. I spent 5 yrs in Mexico City as a kid and have so many fond memories. I miss those hands that used to clean three days a week for us, much more now as a mom than I did as a kid! Enjoy it!

EvaRob said...

So crafty! Love that you did this by yourself while the kids were away!!!

Jules said...

Gabs, I love that idea. I had a box of Fruit Loops in my cart tonight and then put it back. Now I am kicking myself because I've got to make another trip.

kelly jeanie said...

This is brilliant. Thanks!

theresa said...

Best WFMW I've read so far. My daughter LOVES projects so this will be wonderful! Thanks!

janice said...

OH - SOOOO good!! I must do that!!!

my wfmw is up too

I am here cause of Tess - nice to meet you - I am Janice

handiemom said...

Never thought of doing this, but what a great idea! I'll have to try it on Sunday.

(P.S. where on earth did you find pipe cleaners in Mexico?)

No Cool Story said...

It's a craft, a fashionable bracelet , a fish and a snack!

I'm with Tess and the shrimp

My kids are too old for this, maybe I should try it for myself (Sacrament meeting and a snack, yum)

Wendy said...

Good idea! Thanks! I will be using this.