I used to be a preschool teacher. So, I have lots and lots of fun and messy ideas to do with my toddler. I get everything together to do it and then I start thinking about the soon to be mess to clean up! lol
One activity were going to do today is whipped cream with food coloring in it..I'm going to put her in her highchair and let her play with it,lol.
Its a fine motor and sensory activity. Kids love it, its non toxic.But it is messsyyy! With the older kids, its not so bad..they can help clean up.
Hey, did you know that a fun thing to play with is shaving cream at the table? Let the older kids (the ones that wont put it in their mouths) play in it and build with it ans it gets your table super clean and it smells good,lol.
The whipped cream, however..sticky sticky mess! I don't know, maybe I'll change my mind..wait till shes old enough for the shaving cream,lol.
What messy ideas do you have?
Answer by binker55 at 9:50 PM on Apr. 24, 2010
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Answer by angeleyes0306 at 5:15 PM on Apr. 24, 2010
my kids love to take shaving cream and lightly mix food color through it. Then you gently lay a piece of paper of top of the shaving cream. then lift the paper wipe off the shaving cream with a stiff piece of card board and what you have left is beautiful marbled paper! But I don't know if a toddler can do that without making a HUGE mess!
If you are looking for sensory without mess, this is what I do. Add corn starch to boiling water until it has a pudding like consistency. It will gel a little more when it cools. Fill a large zip lock bag half way with it when it cools. Then add a couple drops of food coloring (two different colors) to each side of the bag. Seal it up with tape and give it to her to mash around and blend the color. It is fun and no mess!!
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