Friday 10th August
We enjoyed a creative session at Woodland Wildlings by upcycling plastic bottles into sensory ones with a sea theme. These are great for helping to calm busy minds as well as being visually interesting for babies too. They are so easy to make and most of what you need can be found in a kitchen cupboard!
You will need:
- plastic bottle
- vegetable oil
- blue or green food colouring
- shells and small stones collected from a beach trip/selection of beads
- glitter (optional)
- gaffer tape
Fill the bottle with some shells and beads to cover about one inch deep. Add some glitter (optional but it does add an extra sparkle. Eco friendly glitter is available to buy in craft stores or online if you wish). Fill the bottle to about half way with the oil and then top up with water. Finally, add in a few drops of chosen food colouring. Make sure the bottle top is screwed on tightly and seal with the gaffer tape (so little fingers cannot undo!) A nice finishing touch is to tie some ribbons around the top.
We also used ribbons tied onto wooden curtain rings to make mermaid tails!