My daughter keeps playing with drinking straws. She makes squares, triangles, magic wands and all sorts of other things…
Look at this easy and gorgeous starfish made of 5 colored drinking straws. We finished it off by stapling a paper ribbon and adding a pair of googly eyes. These are our starfish!
Starfish reminded me of these math problems (printable version):
Can you draw a star and a letter envelope without raising your pencil from the paper?
Show your kid how to do it and leave her try it herself.