Simple to use for endless hours of imaginative play!
Build a fort, rocket, boat, tower, tunnel or bridge! Design your own scientific model or create a unique contraption. The straws fit snuggly on the connectors, but are flexible so you can build arches and tubes.
Appropriate for a wide age range. Includes an idea guide.
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But how does this help me? You can use these graphs as a general measure of it's appropriateness for a given age and gender. While this information is generally accurate, it should not be used as an absolute answer. For instance, many dinosaur toys are purchased for boys, however, that doesn't mean that it's inappropriate for a girl who happens to like dinosaurs.
NOTE: The orange color in the charts above indicate ages that are LESS than the manufacturer suggested age. Please purchase at your discretion if your child is younger than 4 years of age.
Identified Special Needs Challenges: Down Syndrome
"It is hard to find age appropriate toys for a 10 year old at times and this is a great option. Very adaptable into what you need by making straws smaller or as is. Also color recognition and matching skills. My son also can copy our designs or make his own. Easy to build in communication activities also."
Straws and Connectors 400 piece set
Posted 2/24/2013 by JENNA J ILES
The toy is a fun concept, and at a GREAT PRICE for as much as you get. My almost 8 year old, and his almost 10 year old friend kind of looked at it, and messed around with it until my husband went downstairs with them, and helped them build the rocket ship on the box, then they thought It was pretty neat. I'm going to wait a few weeks, and then pull it out again to see if they have understood how it all works together, and see what happens. I know if I wait a little longer 'til my son is a little older he will love it!
Educational and Fun!
Posted 1/5/2013 by Proud Uncle
This was a Christmas gift for my 5-year-old nephew. I gave it to him several days before Christmas and he spent several hours that afternoon building. Since then, his daddy tells me its one of his favourite gifts. He will build something, leave it up for several days, and then build something else. The "straws" are sturdy and should hold up a long time. Once I had helped my nephew break apart the connectors, he was "off and running".
Some alternate spelling variations of this product:
tubes, connectors, building toys, straws,
How much will shipping cost?
We offer $3.99 flat rate shipping on all orders shipped via UPS Ground to the contiguous United States. One item or 10 items...it's still just $3.99 for the entire order! If you'd like express shipping options, click here...
When will it be shipped?
Currently on order. We have 12 units arriving approximately Thursday, May 30. Click here to be notified when new inventory arrives...