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Homemade Geoboard

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Materials:
Peg board (Size is up to you.  We used a leftover piece we had on hand).
Nuts and bolts (We used 32 x 1″ and they seemed to fit perfectly).
Rubber bands 
The piece of peg board we had was white in color.  If you have a piece that is brown or another color I suggest painting it white.  My daughter is using rubber bands here, however, I plan on giving my 16M old a go at this with some soft hair ties.  I also skipped every other hole when putting the bolts in.  

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7 Responses to Homemade Geoboard

  1. A geo-board has been on my list for a while now for when my son is a bit older and more developed in his fine motor skills. I think they look wonderfully engaging. I really do have to wait though. I think if I introduce it too early he will become quite frustrated with the activity.

    Really looking forward to making one – is there no end to the possibilities of peg board? :)

  2. Kristina says:

    I’m seeing this in a larger size as an awesome center in my elementary art classroom! I’ve had geoboards on my mind for a while now, but I like this idea much better: cheaper, less time to make, and doing it on a large scale will promote teamwork, sharing, etc! Thanks for the idea!

  3. kiren says:

    This will probably sound like a silly questions, but where did you get your rubber bands from? I am sort ridiculously afraid of them snapping or hurting him. Is there a good size/place to order them from?

    • pahm says:

      We just get them from Walmart. As long as they aren’t dried out/cracked they should be durable. You can always use hair ties to start.

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