Little Peanut loved this activity. I stuck a plastic straw into some homemade playdough. (The straw was made of hard plastic, the nondisposable type.) Then I gave her some links I picked up from the dollar tree. They are in the shapes of flowers, hearts, and stars. I helped her put a few onto the straw and then let her try it for herself. I wasn't sure if she would be able to do this activity on her own, but she surprised me.
Parental Supervision is advised for any activity involving small children.