How cute is this cat’s whiskers busy bag? I happen to find it adorable! Just print out the free download, cut out the kitty’s, laminate and hole punch to indicate where to lace the pipe cleaners. Toss some pipe cleaners cut in half inside the busy bag and it is all set to go. The child can lace the pipe cleaners through the holes to give the cat’s their whiskers.
I only used one hole punch to lace the pipe cleaners through but you could do two. I liked the end result better with only one hole punched and lacing all the pipe cleaners through the one hole. If it is difficult for the child, punch the one hole several times to make it larger to fit the pipe cleaners easier.
This activity encourages scissors skills, hand strengthening with the hole punching, visual motor skills with the lacing and creativity.
If you wanted to, you could color the cats before you laminate them. I like the black and white cats because the pipe cleaner whiskers really stand out on the white background.
You can download the cat’s to print and lace at Your Therapy Source for free!
Here are some Shape People Punches that are also free.
Want more ideas for hole punching? Check out Hole Punch Palooza