Transform a simple party activity into a morning full of steamy, dribbly smiles with silly straw activities for 5-year-olds. Each activity was created to help children understand the connection between their breath and the action of straw in liquid. All these activities focus on different levels of achievement, whether they be making a liquid splash against the cup or creating a straw symphony. Increase your child's confidence by observing them accomplish something many take for granted.
Put down your glue and scissors! With these fun straw activities for stress relieving and craft ideas, you'll not need art supplies. Straws are incredibly versatile, easy to use, and inexpensive. They're great for science, fine motor skills, counting, sorting, and even spelling. Use simple household items that you already have to create straw project ideas like a tic-tac-toe grid made with straws, a dinosaur connected with straws that pop out on command, or space straw figures on an alien planet!
Silly Straw Activities For Preschoolers And Toddlers To Have Fun
Crafty Clothespin Butterfly
Let your child use their creativity with clothespin butterfly craft. Crafty uses simple and colorful clothespins to create a fun rendition of the common butterfly craft that children can clip to their backpacks. This craft is perfect for children ages five and up who are just learning how to use scissors and cut out their artwork. These fun straw project ideas will encourage your child to use sharp scissors and develop coordination by using her hands and feet. Best of all, it's easy to make.
Bubble Art With Straws
Does your child love blow bubbles? Here's a hands-on activity they will enjoy practicing with—bubble art using straws! It's the perfect summer or rainy day craft. They'll be entertained for hours blowing and creating new designs. It's also an opportunity for you to interact with them, teach them about color and shape, and have fun! After all, these lessons are more fulfilling when they are part of a memorable activity. This is also a great way to celebrate a birthday and give kids an activity they can do on their own even when you're not around.
Using two cardstock straws makes a handy connector for building structures made out of cardboard boxes. It's a great way to let kids learn to follow directions and gives them the chance to have fun while doing it! This is a fun activity for children who are five years old and older to build structures. The ends of the straws can be glued together, or you can use another cardboard straw to connect them.
Eiffel Tower Straw Craft
Grab a pack of straws and some craft glue, and you're ready to create this cool project. Cut straws into even lengths and then glue them onto craft foam in the shape of an Eiffel Tower. You can embellish with paint, glitter glue, or paper doilies and add fun pictures to the finished design. The kids will be busy building and stacking their own Eiffel Tower out of straws. It's a great way to spend an afternoon, create a nice keepsake, or share it with your friends and family.
3d Straw Structures
Create 3D structures using simple household items and clear disposable plastic cups. These easy, fun crafts are perfect for kids of all ages. Perfect as a preschool STEM activity, children will build 3D forms using straws, tinker toys, and a drinking cup filled with water. Amazing designs are possible—and easily assembled! This creative activity features fun and effective techniques to create stunning 3D models using nothing more than a few pieces of straws.
Friendship Bracelets Straw Craft
Get the Friendship Bracelets From Straw Kit and let your child make five brand-new friendship bracelets with their friends. This wonderful kit will allow them to make beaded friendship bracelets with the colors of their choice! The best part is that the materials are completely reusable. When your child becomes an expert at making friendship bracelets or when their friends move away, they can continue to have fun making new ones. You'll love how this fabulous kit lets you spend quality time with your children and friends.
Awesome Straw Planter
The Awesome Straw Planter is a fun and easy project that makes an excellent gift for friends and family. By building a clay pot out of straws, kids can appreciate one of the most ancient container gardening methods. To make the planter, pour colored cement into a plastic cup to make a mold, then cover the bottom part with an uncooked egg to serve as the base.
After the cement solidifies, push ten colorful drinking straws vertically, then cover those with more colored cement. Layer on 3 to 5 additional layers of straws and cement until the planter becomes too heavy to lift by hand. Don't worry if your first few posts are messy; be sure to smooth out any bumps so they won't cut roots when you transplant your plants!
Our fantastic geodome is a unique way to introduce your child to the structure of a dome and how it relates to the world around them. Pluck the little plastic pieces out of their tubes, bend, twist, and reattach to create this easy-to-build structure. This two-part transparent sphere is a static model of the structure of icosahedrons, which are 20-sided polyhedra made from pentagons and triangles. It is great for gaining an understanding of structure and symmetry.
Cute Maze Straw Craft
Looking for a fun activity to do with your child? Here is an adorable, long-lasting construction that’s easy on the eyes and fun on the mind. Our straw mazes have been a hit in many elementary schools and daycare centers. The best part? You only cut straws once! For those curious about creating a maze, here’s the gist: Take 30 straws (or however many you want) and cut them all in half. The next step is where instinct takes over. Make yourself a maze by weaving them together with your hands, forming a play area.
Fireworks Display With Straw
Each year, July 4th is a big day for America. Millions of people visit parades and fireworks displays to celebrate this holiday. Celebrate the American spirit with Fourth of July crafts, including an awesome fireworks display. This project requires some patience, but the result is worth the effort. If you know how to blow a bubble and play some music, you already know how to succeed at this project. Now light up your imagination and create whatever fireworks display you can imagine.
Awesome Straw Necklace
These straw necklaces are so fun to make, and they’re adorable. Plus, they’re a great fine motor activity for small hands to work on those pincer grasp skills. The straw strand beads slide down their long braided string nicely, but the unbraided lengths of string can often be too thick for little fingers to manipulate easily. So, this is one activity that also helps refine your child’s pencil grasp! This great activity can be used year after year with different kids and will become a treasured keepsake.
Cool Bendable Ninja Straw Activity For Preschoolers
Cool Bendable Ninja is the perfect project to practice young builders' design, planning, and building skills. This ninja includes multiple pieces that are pre-cut in such a way to make learning how to bend foam into cool shapes easy! Children can use their imagination to create a whole ninja army with helmets and swords of different colors. Also makes an awesome gift for the holidays or birthday parties! Your imagination is the limit with this easy-to-use kit that lets you make a ninja warrior in a whole new way. Discover which pose is your favorite!
Noisemakers are fun props to make during any birthday party--however, the adults may get just as much enjoyment out of them! These noisemaker straws keep your children entertained while playing games at the party. They're also great if you want to take a photo of each guest with their finished noisemaker one day. These straw noisemakers are the perfect addition to your next gathering. Safe to make and even safer to enjoy, these noisemakers are fun for kids. Make sure to grab a few extras for the adults!
Monster Blow Art
What a fun Monster-Blow Art activity for your kids! It's easy to do, making it a great activity for toddlers, preschoolers, and young elementary school-aged kids. Paint monster faces on the balloons, then have them blow through the straw to make their balloon monster mouths open and close! Blow your favorite color of paint through the straw, and admire the fantastic, monster-sized bubbles that will form. This fun activity will keep kids busy while they wait at restaurants or doctor's offices and bring smiles to friends and family!
Cute Straw Octopi
Your 5-year-old will love these cute octopi. Each octopus has a removable back and a string for hanging. Made of stiff but soft plastic, even younger children can articulate their legs and arms to create different poses. Encourage fine motor development by getting your child to press down on each arm or leg, in turn, to move it up and down. If you're looking for something a bit more challenging, cut out a face from paper and glue it onto the octopus' head so that its features are visible when the arms and legs are in different positions.
Fabulous Straw Crafts 5-minutes Crafts
These straw planes might not look like much, but just wait until you see them fly! This is a super amazing craft for 5-year-olds. Each plane has been created with a toothpick wing, colorful straw construction, and a wonderful paper plane or shark nose design. You can have hours of crafty fun in your child's bedroom's safe, contained space. You only need some straws and tape to make these. If you may want to try this out before the time of your party, so you don't have to do it at the last minute.
Straw Belter Ninjas
With soft ninja outfits, a host of accessories, and awesome combination moves, kids will love role-playing and make-believe with these belts. With their Ninja plush toys, the Straw Belters are on a mission to defend justice in the face of any attack – even sploshing bubbles in the bath! You'll feel like you've stepped into a different world when you see the designs of these rad straw belts, but be careful! They might be hiding a whole bunch of ninja surprises under their belts.
Bubble Straw Structures
This bubble can be used in special education and physical and occupational therapy. Children can use their muscles to put the structure together and then watch a bubble rise inside. Once you have built your structure, it becomes a fun desk accessory for kids to fiddle with. The structures can be used repeatedly without losing their shape because the straws within are sealed at the ends. These little structures are fun for kids to learn new ways to build with bubbles. Inside each of these is a bubble that takes on the structure's shape! As well as being an activity, it's also a great toy.
Lovely Starbust Straw Decoration
Lovely starburst crafts make adorable and fun straw decoration ideas for your table or home. All you need are straws, scotch tape, glitter, and glue, and you can create wonderful crafts which decorate your house. Decorate gifts and rooms, try new jewelry styles on homemade earrings, discover how to make fun maracas out of empty soup cans, or create a colorful mobile. These can be used as gift wrapping, decorative pieces, to embellish a book or card!
Cool Straw Periscope
The Cool Straw is a submarine craft with a straw periscope so the kids can be ready for anything. The built-in front wheel allows easy navigation into shallow waters, while the clear front window offers the binocular capability to spot fish and other pets as they swim by! A wonderful activity toy whether your child is still at sea level or has sailed off to the unseen world underneath. The straw periscope allows perfect aim into the deep blue beyond. Encouraging your child's imagination and sense of adventure and providing a fun drinking straw for sipping beverages when real ones are not handy. Easy to assemble and disassemble for storage.