Loose Parts: Construction (LP Master Checklist PDF)

This week I was reviewing The Art of Loose Parts Master Workshop and  had to share some of the amazing loose parts.   Most of these can be had for a very economical price or free! The best loose parts or repurposed materials.   Construction sites and companies, ReStore (Habitat for Humanity), junk stores, asking the families are some of the best sources.


Look at all of the rich and varied loose parts on this shelf! Cardboard tubes, carpet squares, pvp piping, tiles, wood cookies, empty wood frames!  So many possibilities!


I think wood “cookies” of all sizes are must haves!


Wood knobs, door knobs, knobs of all kinds provide rich additions to constructions.


Corks are king in the loose parts world. They are light weight and have many uses in building!


This metal container is filled with all kinds of treasures!


White cardboard mailing tubes are magic in construction center. Find the right source and you can get them free!


Seashells. Big ones, small ones. They add so much!


Wood flooring tiles!! Big flooring slats make great ramps!


Small PVP piping can be used in so many ways!


I love this construction center! look at all of the loose parts! Ahh!

I have put together a free Loose Parts Master Checklist.  This is a great list for brainstorming new loose parts!

 Loose Parts Checklist
Click Here to Grab Your Own Free Copy of LOOSE PARTS Master Checklist

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  1. Brenda says:

    Fabulous spare parts. Hope all our Discovery time teachers see this great list.

    • Sally says:

      Oh, I hope so, too! Have a list certainly comes in handy when you are out and about and come across some treasures!

  2. Thanks! This is a great resource – I’ll be using it to add toys to our playroom at home.

    • Sally says:

      It extends and expands play in such a meaningful way. You will be amazed at children’s imagination and creativity.

  3. Mel says:

    Love these ideas, Thanks Sally.

  4. Chanie says:

    I loved this post. The pictures are so authentic and they gave me incredible inspiration.

    • Sally says:

      Yay! So excited it was of value!

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