Sensory play… you are so fun yet you are a time consuming mess maker. “Sand” with rainbow rice poured onto her rainbow floor mat.
Miss Bee made “CUP TEA” with her mixed up sand and rice. The sand is basically sugar with a little oil and food colouring. Technically I could make rainbow rice and rainbow sand, or if pushed for time and energy present it as natural sand with white rice. You could even mix a little cocoa into the sugar for a “dirt” colour. Not sure how much mess that would make if wet though.
Once it warms up I am planning on using the last of this batch outdoors with water. I can’t stand the thought of cleaning up wet mud made of sugar and rice inside.
After the “CUP TEA” and various pouring of sand and rice she added her giant insects to the play. Perhaps they were in need of a cup of tea too? (I know I was).
I keep this tub of delight in a locked spare room. That way it isn’t just a free for all at any given time for toddler or cats… or dogs. Talking of which, I did spot the Golden Retriever snacking on some wayward “sand”.