Tugging Box Fine Motor Activity

This Tugging Box Fine Motor Activity is a golden opportunity for some fine motor skills playtime! It will not just keep your little ones entertained, but it will also encourage and improve their developing fine motor skills. What is even better is that this homemade baby and toddler toy is both easy and cheap to make.

tugging box fine motor activity

One of the greatest things this tugging ribbon activity offers it’s that you can make it with things you probably have lying around your house. You can recycle any cardboard box and turn it into a marvellous activity, a perfect game to improve fine motor skills for both babies and toddlers.

We have tons of different fine motor activities for little ones, here are a few of our faves:

tugging box

Tugging Box Fine Motor Activity

Tugging Box Supplies:

  • Cardboard Box
  • Ribbons
  • Scissors

How to make a tugging box:

fine motor activity

STEP 1: Start by getting your box ready

Get your cardboard box, open it and make small holes using scissors (but don't go too big when you're doing this, you don’t want holes so big that the ribbon can slip through when your child pulls on it).

homemade baby toy

STEP 2: Prepare the ribbons

Find some brightly coloured ribbons and cut strips of them in many lengths, always making sure they're longer than the box and tie a knot at the end. Thinner ribbons will require double or triple knots. Check the knot size; it needs to be large enough not to end up being pulled through the hole in the cardboard box when the kids are pulling at it.

homemade toddler toy

homemade tugging box fine motor toy for babies and toddlers

STEP 3: Tie everything together

Thread the ribbon through the holes and out the other side of the box. Make another knot on that side. Make sure all the knots are tightened securely.

making a tugging box

making a toy from a cardboard box

How to make a tugging box

FUN IDEA: If you want to add a sensory experience to this fine motor activity put a little bell or two into the box before closing it.

STEP 4: Playtime!

Now you're done and it's playtime! Just show your little one how to play with the tugging box and let the fun begin!

Fine motor activity

There's nothing like seeing our kids play and have fun with toys that we know are good for them, not just for their happiness but also for their development. We hope you enjoyed making this tugging box and doing this fine motor activity with your little ones just as we did!

Homemade tugging box toy for toddlers and babies. Fine motor activity.

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