Colorful PomPom Toothpicks

Happy Fine Motor Friday! My co-hosts (LalymomCraftulateSchool Time SnippetsLittle Bins for Little HandsP is for PreschoolerRacheousStill Playing SchoolHouse of Burke and Powerful Mothering) and I are excited to share fun activities for toddlers and preschoolers that help build fine motor skills every Friday. At the end of this post you will find links for more great fine motor activities from my co-hosts. Be sure to check them out!

Colorful PomPom Toothpicks {Fine Motor Fridays} | Stir the Wonder #kbn #finemotorfridays #finemotor #preschool

Ever since I found these Christmas PomPom Toothpicks  at a local store I’ve wanted to make more colorful pompom toothpicks so we could play and practice fine motor skills with more variety! And I’ve finally got all the supplies and put this activity together!

To make your own colorful pompom toothpicks all you need is a variety of colorful pompoms, toothpicks and a hot glue gun. (Note: Making these pompom toothpicks is a project for grown ups. Always be careful when using a hot glue gun. Especially around children.)

DIY Colorful PomPom Toothpicks | Stir the Wonder

Once the hot glue has cooled, the colorful pompom toothpicks are ready to be played with! (Note: Careful supervision is necessary when allowing kids to play with small pointy objects.) These colorful pompom toothpicks are a great fine motor alternative to playing with dot markers, pompom magnets or regular pompoms.

Pompom toothpicks are a fun #finemotor alternative to dot markers and pompom magnets! | Stir the Wonder

To create a fun fine motor activity I printed off some dot marker or pompom activity sheets from Bubbles and Bobbins, covered the page with clear contact paper, attached it to a large shoebox with tape and used an awl to poke holes through the page and shoebox lid. (Note: Be super careful when using sharp, pointy tools especially if children are around.) After all the holes have been poked, it’s time for some fun fine motor practice!

Colorful PomPom Toothpicks {Fine Motor Fridays} | Stir the Wonder

These pompom toothpicks are a fun and versatile fine motor toy! They can be used with any kind of themed dot marker or pompom magnet printables! Below is a list of additional sites where these kinds of printables can be found.

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Happy Fine Motor Friday!

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Be sure to check out these great fine motor ideas from my co-hosts!

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Painting with Carrot Shavings from House of Burke

Loose Parts Play for Toddlers from Powerful Mothering

Play Dough Fine Motor Skills & Proprioception Sensory Input from Little Bins For Little Hands

The ULTIMATE Guide to Cutting Activities for Preschoolers from Lalymom

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9 thoughts on “Colorful PomPom Toothpicks”

  1. Love this! I want to make some RIGHT NOW!

  2. What a great idea! Pinning!

  3. Tiffiny says:

    Love it! pinning!

  4. Hayley says:

    Oh my goodness, I love this so much!! Pinned! I can’t wait to make these for my little guy 🙂

  5. Great idea! Love that you used them to go along with the Do A Dot Sheets! Poking pom poms is wayyyy more fun : )

    1. Samantha says:

      Thanks! Plus they stay put! No more frustration when the move out of place!

  6. Jill says:

    This is fantastic! I am pinning this 😉

    Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!

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