Tugging Box

Requirements: Cardboard box, various lengths of ribbon, strips of felt and/or pipe cleaners, sticky tape, pencil, paint (optional).


  1. Poke holes through a box and paint.
  2. Thread one piece of ribbon/cord/pipe cleaner through two holes (to achieve cause and effect). Repeat all over the box.
  3. Seal the box.

The creator of this DIY Tugging Box sites many educational elements to this sensory box such as: cause and effect, sensory enrichment, fine Motor Skills, hand/eye coordination (let your little one poke pipe cleaners in extra holes) and investigation and exploration.

Source: http://www.laughingkidslearn.com/2013/09/diy-tugging-box-for-young-toddlers.html