I have been anxious to give the straw shapes activity a try. Since we are off on a long car trip soon, what better time to go for it! So I read through a bunch of different posts about how others did theirs and finally just gave it a shot.
The only real modification I made was to buy a box of beverage stirrers instead of straws. Several other people who made this activity complained about the straws being too big and causing frustration for the kids. I was lucky to find these very thin straws. They seem to work really well. Josh is sure to enjoy making shapes and building with the different sized straws!