I have been meaning to make this gorgeous looking lavender sensory salt for weeks now, I even bookmarked the page so I wouldn't forget. I've not yet got round to it though - never have the right things in the cupboard; I don't even have any salt at the moment, let alone lavender!
So, for now, a packet of Angel Delight looked a promising alternative during our Tesco pit-stop.
I bought two sachets at 52 pence each and sprinkled them both into an old roasting tray (this kind of activity will be so much easier once the cement mixing tray arrives!).
Sonny immediately dipped his finger into the powder and licked it - I think he was impressed. In between eating, he made a few shapes.
Jasmine did more mark-making, starting with her numbers.
Then she wrote MM, and drew a star, for Matilda Mae.
Next, I found them a spoon and a pastry brush and gave them a glass of milk, to add as they wished. Sonny took the brush, dipped it into the milk and washed it over the powder.
Jasmine simply poured the rest into the tray and mixed it vigorously with her spoon.
It became grainy and sticky and thick.
Sonny asked for paper to paint the mixture on to.
Jasmine made handprints and generally got very messy!
They played until their hands were caked in gooey mixture and their tummies were full...
This is definitely an activity that we will come back to, if only to explore the different flavours available! Adding a few packets to some milk on the cement mixing tray will, I think, be an irresistible invitation to both Jasmine and Sonny. I can see them wanting to get in the tray and completely cover themselves!
Something to look forward to.