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.

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