Loose Parts Material List

Loose Parts Materials. Featuring corks, wood balls, wood buttons, loofah, wood rings, shells, stainless steel soap, pinecones, bottle cap, wood acorn, seedpods, wood round, honey dipper, nesting peg doll, wood coin.

Over the years I’ve scoured Pinterest, Google Images, and Instagram pages to find new and inspiring loose parts. I’ve been on the lookout for a loose parts material list or manual for a while now with not much luck. So here I’ve created a collation of loose part ideas for your outdoor and indoor environments. Just remember the importance of your outside and inside environments mirroring each other. Who says a wood plank can’t become a car ramp inside?

Click the name of each item to be linked to where you can buy loose parts materials on Amazon. Not all the materials I have listed have links. If you live in New Zealand, I specialise in sourcing and handmaking loose parts. You can check out my store here.

Loose Parts – Indoors

Loose Parts – Outdoors

  • Tyres/Tires
  • Wood Planks (different sizes and lengths)
  • Milk/Bread Crates
  • Cardboard Boxes and Tubes
  • Pipes (different sizes and lengths)
  • Traffic Cones
  • Large Driftwood
  • Wood Logs/Stumps
  • Wood Cable Reels (contact local electrical companies to find these)
  • Tarpaulin
  • Rope (supervision at all times. May cause strangulation)
  • Wood Pallets
  • Hay Bale

A lot of the loose parts I have listed can be sourced by families and/or locals. I have written up a letter that you can send to parents as a way of collecting loose parts. Check it out here

When choosing loose parts please ensure they are appropriate for your child/ren’s age level. Avoid small parts for those that tend to put objects in their mouth.

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