Yesterday I happened upon this blog, Play Dr. Hutch, and this post of hers with the most fun looking kids activity.
I've done Squishy bags before (ziplock bag, hair gel inside, maybe glitter). Kids can smoosh these bags for sensory fun. Older kids can draw shapes, lines, letters, numbers, or spelling words on them. Super fun.
Well Dr. Hutch takes it a step further and duct tapes these bags down onto boards---making them more stable, less likely to leak, and super portable for fun in the car.
I decided to grab the supplies and make our own.
- Foam board (I bought one large poster sized from the Dollar Tree and cut it to size)
- 1 gallon size ziploc bag
- Duct tape--pattern of your choice
- 1 bottle clear hair gel (from Dollar Tree, you'll use about 1/2 of it)
- 1 bottle glitter glue (3 pack from Dollar Tree)
- 1 small container silver glitter (4 pack from Dollar Tree)
Squeeze the hair gel and glitter glue into baggie. Add small container of glitter. Use colors of your choice--I did red glitter glue and silver glitter. Zip up bag and squish around. Lay bag on cut out of foam board and tape on.
The back will look like this. Ugly.
Add tape around the back to make the board more stable and prettier. Who can resist the splatter paint pattern of duct tape?!
Now the back of the board will look like this:
Finished board: (I swear it is more fun in person. These phone-pictures are ick!)
Finally, turn this over to your preschooler and watch them enjoy! :)
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