Thursday, January 15, 2015

Sensory play with homemade paint

Lilly loves playing in her highchair so I often pop her in there with some toys while I do the dishes. Today I decided to whip up some homemade paint for her to play with and she loved it!

You will need:

  • 1 cup of plain flour
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 squirt of dish-washing liquid
  • Food colouring
  • Bowls and spoons for mixing
  • Ziplock bag
  • Tape
First I measured out the flour and slowly added water until I had a nice paint-like consistency. Then I added the squirt of dish-washing liquid and separated the mixture into cups. I decided to make two different colours so I had a lot of mixture left over. Next time I will just make a tiny little bit! Once I had my two sets of paint, I used a spoon to put the blue paint down one side of the ziplock bag and pink down the other but you could use as many different colours as you like!

Next I used ordinary tape to attach the bag to Lilly's highchair. At first she wasn't too sure what to do so I helped her moosh the paint with her hands. She loved kneading the paint with her fist and using her palm to squash the paint.

Next time I must remember to make sure her nails aren't too sharp because she did pierce the bag towards the end. She really enjoyed this little sensory play activity and I can't wait to try a few more with her over the coming weeks!


  1. Hi..Lovely blog. Can you share the name of the wooden toy(Yellow and Red) placed next to the books bin? Thanks in advance.

  2. Your sensory play blogs are the best, i can not wait for youe next one. Lilly looka so adorable and she is really enjoying the spaghetti sensory play. Keep the amazing job as i look forward to what you have in store for us.

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