It was time for a new activity for my daughter's shelf. I put this together using a large spice container (with holes in the lid), the lacing beads, a dowel and a rock. The rock provides stability for the container so that it doesn't tip when she is using it. I pushed the dowel through one of the holes in the lid and since it is a tight fit it stays put. She has really taken an interest to it and it provides just the right challenge while developing eye-hand coordination.