Creating this mini vacuum cleaner and seeing how it sucks up dirt will help to develop your child's knowledge and understanding of the world around them, and how things work. It will also help to improve their hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills as they cut and fold paper, create a cone shape, and then stick the different parts of the make together. The activity is quite fiddly in places, so you will need to be on hand to help your child.
How to extend the magic
Why not play a fun tidying-up game together? Click through to the Sesame Tree pages on the CBeebies website and select 'Games'. The click on 'Potto's Tidy-up-er' and drag and drop the correct things into his special tidying-up machine. If only that invention existed in real life! After you've played the game you could ask your child what kind of machine they would invent to help get rid of dirt and keep things clean.