by Sara le Roux, Owner and Inspirer at The Creation Station Penistone and District
We’re halfway through our challenge!
Don’t get me wrong, I am absolutely loving doing all our activities and seeing my children get so excited each time I suggest that we ‘make’ something – it’s just that some days (not many!) it’s harder to motivate myself to get things planned and ready - I’m only human! We now have more creations than I know where to put and have very happy memories together :)
With Boo at pre-school I decided to get messy with Izzy today. There are so many lovely sensory play activities that are simple and very cost-effective to make at home. Whether it be flubber, slime, gak, moon sand, cloud dough, play doh or any other of the amazing things that you can concoct, many recipes are now also being adapted so that they are safe for babies to enjoy.
Today I decided to start simple and raid the food cupboard to make GLOOP!
C’mon Izzy – time to get messy!
What You’ll Need
- 1 box of corn flour
- Something to cover the area you will be using – we used a disposable floor mat from Poundland that I’ve had in for ages but something like newspaper, bin bags or pvc tablecloths/tarpaulins would work just as well.
I have to say that a key part of ensuring my own enjoyment of messy play has to be the preparation. By spending a bit of time covering the area we will be working on and getting everything together that we may need such as towels, wipes etc. I know that I will relax so much more, and not get all stressed about all the clean-up I’ll have to do later – home and kids!
So - suit on Izzy, floor mat down and off we go!
Gloop is really simple to make. Pour your corn flour into a tray or container.
Izzy loved playing with the dry corn flour and after a few minutes I began adding the water bit by bit until the consistency was just right – thick enough to scoop into a ball and then return to liquid form when you open your hands again.
Izzy was hooked!
We dribbled, scooped, squished and squashed…….
When she was finished I took off her suit, gave her a quick wipe down and off she went!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Activity Time: 15 minutes
Day #50 DONE! 50 to go!!