Sunday, June 12, 2016

Cotton Swab Car Tracks, Mazes & Cities (Practical Mondays #17)


What do you do when the power goes out? (i.e. when you suddenly, unexpectedly have no internet access for a full twenty minutes? *shudder* …*gasp*!!)


Well, THIS is what I did. Made use of two boxes of 200 cotton swabs (ear buds/ Q tips / cotton buds) each to build a track for my son’s little toy car! We improvised further, to add on features likes bridges and tunnels and houses to make cities. And made mazes, with an agenda! To pick up all the pom poms and stickers before exiting the maze!


It has certainly been an exciting after school activity this week.  Like the yarn tracks, this is easy to clean up too! 

The Practical Mom: Cotton Swab Car Tracks, Mazes & Cities (Practical Mondays #17)


The Practical Mom: Cotton Swab Car Tracks, Mazes & Cities (Practical Mondays #17)


The Practical Mom: Cotton Swab Car Tracks, Mazes & Cities (Practical Mondays #17)
Grab all the goodies and load the dump truck before getting out of the maze!

The Practical Mom: Cotton Swab Car Tracks, Mazes & Cities (Practical Mondays #17)


Father’s Day feature from previous Practical Mondays

The Practical Mom: Cotton Swab Car Tracks, Mazes & Cities (Practical Mondays #17)


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15 comments:

  1. This is so cute! My oldest just looked over my shoulder while I was looking at the pictures, and he thought it was awesome! We may have to try this out sometime this week! Thanks for sharing, and for hosting :)

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  2. I love this q-tip track idea! Definitely doing it when we cover transportation next year!

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  3. What a brilliant idea. Have a feeling my nearly 2-year-old would be too tempted too pinch the buds but my nearly 4-year-old would love it. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Yes, mind your nearly 2 year old! although you can give him a separate sensory bin full of buds next to the track ;)

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  4. Cool idea! Like a home made Pacman. Love that its easily changed and tidied too.

    #fartglitter

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  5. Such a cute idea! We've been loosing power like crazy lately. Even though my boys are older I'm sure they'd still have fun with something like this. I can see them making tracks for their Hexbugs to follow. Pinned.

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    1. I know, they can get more creative than this! :)

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  6. What a great idea. I can see some of my kids getting totally into this and spending a long time working at it. (I can also see my toddler destroying it in a second and a half, so maybe this activity would be good during his nap!)

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    1. Thank you Jenny. Building & destroying go hand in hand ;)

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  7. Wow what an awesome idea I would never have thought of using cotton swabs for this! Thanks for linking up to #coolmumclub with this x

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  8. Oh wow!!! This is absolutely brilliant! Such a fab idea! Thanks for linking. #bigpinklink

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