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I’m always looking for hands-on, tactile sensory activities for Jackson. We think he might be a highly sensitive person and because of that he’s always been kinda weary of getting wet or dirty (sounds just like his parents!). So, everyday I try to find an activity that will gently work on getting him comfortable with the feeling of mud, dirt or in this project, paint on his hands. Most of the time it’s just free play with homemade Play-Doh or Cloud Dough but the other day we made this Fall print and it came out so nice, I figured I’d share it!
FALL LEAF PRINT
- silk leaf
- paint (Fall colors)
- adhesive letters
- thick paper
- plastic lid
1. Use adhesive letters to spell out “Happy Fall” or anything else. Wanted to write out “Be Thankful” but didn’t have the right letters.
2. Squeeze tablespoon sized dollops of each paint color onto plastic lid.
2. Allow child to dip portions of the the silk leaf into each color.
3. Press leaf onto paper.
4. Repeat over and over until words are covered completely or until your child complains that his hands are too messy! :D
5. Allow paint to dry completely and then peel off letters.
6. Hang and appreciate your child’s art!
I’m still recovering from the exhaustion of helping plan a shower for my little sister (tutorials and free prints for a Little Golden Book themed shower coming soon!) so here’s another super easy project you can do with the kiddos! I’m afraid I don’t have pictures to guide you step by step but it really is so super easy, I promise you won’t even miss them.
I had two ancient bags of rice that I used to make my sensory box (sushi and basmati). I’ve got to say that I liked the puffier and whiter sushi rice better than the basmati but really, once you pour them in the box together, it kinda doesn’t matter.
- white rice
- rubbing alcohol
- food coloring
- large plastic bag (freezer bag)
- parchment paper
1. Fill plastic bag with desired amount of rice.
2. Add approx. 1 tbsp of alcohol over rice, close bag and shake to disperse.
3. Sprinkle food coloring in bag (I used about 12 drops but I wanted my colors to be bold) and disperse.
4. Lay out parchment paper (preferably in the sun) and evenly spread rice.
5. Allow to dry in the sun (maybe 10 minutes? How’s that for a fast craft?!).
6. Combine all colors in a large plastic bin, throw in a few pouring containers and make yourself a cup of tea because your kid will be so entertained you’ll have a least 10 minutes all to yourself!