I got this idea from a friend.
- Get a large piece of pegboard from a hardware store (mine was from Home Depot. I actually got a scrap piece they were going to throw away, so it was $0.50 otherwise, maybe $6-$8).
- Then get a box (or 2) of nuts and bolts.
- Screw the nuts and bolts in every other hole. It takes a little while but the kids were able to help and now they know the difference between nuts and bolts
- I got a bag of rubber bands from the dollar store (tons of rubber bands!) and we made all sorts of shapes, a maze, a racetrack, and anything else they could think of. Lots of fun.