I found this project in a magazine, of course.  (As you can tell the information intervention didn’t work https://realworldmartha.wordpress.com/2008/02/28/one-persons-story-with-ia/

The boys built their roller coasters, airplanes, freeways, etc with bendy straws.  (Those are the best kind of straws aren’t they?)  The kids had a great time.

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You can put each straw together at the ends and bend at the “bendy” part or you can also cut a slit in one straw and stuff another straw in the slit.  This really helps build in multiple directions.

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(Poor little one and his head..watch out for that door!)

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The boys combined their efforts for one large “whatchamacallit”.

After we did several building projects we had a straw fight.  There were straws everywhere.  One even ended up in the cat/dog water in the morning.  The kitten loved playing with the ones we didn’t find. 

Straw package – $1.00

Playing with the kids – Priceless

Have an “imagination” filled day!

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