My sweet little girl has played this activity more times than I can even begin to describe to you. She started enjoying it when she was about a year and a half and still to this day has fun with it. Get your pen and paper out because the instructions are difficult.... just kidding. Lay a colander upside down in front of your child and hand them some pipe cleaners. That's it. You're done. Watch as they make new creations over and over again by pushing the two ends through the holes. When you think there is nothing left to do, pull the pipe cleaners out, flip it over, and make designs on the inside.