Fun Threading – Pipe Cleaner Fine Motor Activity

This fine motor threading activity is so simple to set up and provides long lasting fun. Using some colorful pipe cleaners and a basic colander, you will see your child engaging in this project over and over again…threading and rethreading. Even older children can create an amazing “weaving” after practicing their skills. Check out this easy set up and demo  Colander Threading 


To help children with the continuing development of fine motor skills


  • Pipe cleaners
  • Colander


  • Pipe cleaners
  • Paper towel roll
  • Hole punch


  • Simply set out a colander and pipe cleaners in a comfortable work rug or table


If you choose the paper towel roll part of this activity, simply use a hole punch to create holes in the tube. Transform your Tube  and continue with Step 1.