25 Toothpick Hands-On Activities for Kids

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Toothpicks are an awesome manipulative for kids. They are cheap and have so many unique uses. Be inspired today with this set of 25 toothpick hands-on activities for kids.

25 toothpick hands-on activities for kids.

Toothpick Hands-On Activities for Kids

Toothpicks can be used with children of all ages, but please remember to supervise young children. This list includes ideas for using toothpicks for fine motor work, art, and lots of great STEM focused challenges! Toothpicks are great for last minute creative ideas and perfect for entertaining preschoolers during homeschool time.

Toothpick Fine Motor

Some Fancy Playdough Play – The Artful Parent

3 Little Pigs House Activity – The Pinterested Parent

Toddler Fine Motor Play: Stacking Cereal – Danya Banya

25 Toothpick Hands-On Activities for Kids

Toothpick Drop – Crazy About Montessori

Quick Recycled Bath Time Sailboats – Powerful Mothering

No Mess Busy Bags for 2 Year Olds – Teach Me Mommy

Fine Motor Skills Activity with Styrofoam, Toothpicks, & Beads– Sow Sprout Play

Toothpick Cacti – Homemade Ginger

Sea Urchin Kids Craft – I Heart Crafty Things

Montessori Fine Motor – Racheous

Toothpick Art

Edible Art! Grape + Toothpick Sculptures – The Artful Parent

Sticky Window Art – A Little Learning for Two

Rainbow Painting With Marshmallows – Creekside Learning

Painting On Wet Glue – Housing A Forest

25 Toothpick Hands-On Activities for Kids

DIY Weaving A Mandala Brooch with Toothpicks – iCreativeIdeas

Shadow Tracing with Grape Sculptures – The Artful Parent

Toothpick Painting with Kids – Club Chica Circle

Toothpick STEM

Geometry –  Mrs. Wheeler's First Grade

Toothpick Twirlers Science Experiment – Frugal Fun for Boys & Girls

Marshmallow Constellations – Munchkins and Moms

25 Toothpick Hands-On Activities for Kids

STEM Jellybean Structures – The STEM Laboratory

Science for Kids: Toothpick Structures – Babble Dabble Do

DIY Rubber Band Racer – Your Modern Dad

Building Pool Noodle Structures with Toothpicks – Little Bins for Little Hands

Toothpick Trick – Science Experiment for Kids – Rookie Parenting

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Heather Greutman, COTA

Heather Greutman is a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant with experience in school-based OT services for preschool through high school. She uses her background to share child development tips, tools, and strategies for parents, educators, and therapists. She is the author of many ebooks including The Basics of Fine Motor Skills, and Basics of Pre-Writing Skills, and co-author of Sensory Processing Explained: A Handbook for Parents and Educators.

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