What to do:
- Boil, then mash the potatoes
- Divide the potatoes into 4 small containers
- Add a different color to each container
- Mix it up
When mashing the potatoes, don’t worry about doing a perfectly smooth mash. A few lumps are good for the extra sensation.
For ideas on how to play with these mashed potatoes check out the Weekend Sensory Play Time post.
- 2 cups of Corn Starch
- 1 cup of Water
- Food coloring (optional)
What to do
- In a bowl, combine corn starch and water.
- Once combined, add the food coloring and mix well.
If you are not sure if it is the correct consistency, here is a little hint. You want to be able to make a solid ball in your hand that changes and oozes as soon as you open your hand.
If it’s too dry, add a couple of table spoons of water.
If it’s too wet or runny, add a couple of table spoons of corn starch.
Once ready, let your child explore with their hands and maybe add some spoons or sifters/baskets for some extra fun.
Cleaning Tip: Once dry, it can be easily wiped of.
For ideas on how to play with Oobleck and a list of skills your child is working on check out the Weekend Sensory Play Time post.
- 8 oz of Elmer’s Glue
- 8 oz of warm water
- Food coloring
- 1 teaspoon Borax
- 1/2 cup of warm water
What to do
- Mix glue and water in a bowl
- Add the food coloring and mix it in
- In a separate bowl using a spoon mix 1/2 cup of warm water and Borax
- Once the Borax has dissolved add this mixture into the glue mixture
- Mix first with the spoon. Once the mixture is combined knead with your hands until you have finished forming Gak
- Have fun!
For ideas on how to play with Gak and a list of skills your child is working on check out the Weekend Sensory Play Time post.
For each color of paint you will need:
- 1 tablespoon of self raising flour
- 1 tablespoon of salt
- A few drops of food coloring
- Approximately 2-3 tablespoons of water
What to do:
- First combine all the dry ingredients (flour & salt)
- Then add the food coloring
- Lastly, add the water to make a smooth paste
- COMPLETED WORK: Microwave for approximately 20-30 seconds until the puff paint is dry.
For ideas on how to play with puff paint and a list of skills your child is working on check out the Weekend Sensory Play Time post.