Tuesday, November 3, 2009

November Sensory Tub - Thanksgiving

Those of you who live near a Michael's or some type of hobby store don't know how lucky you are! There's no such place here in Bermuda and that, as you can imagine, is a sad, sad thing for this artsy-farsty-craft-lovin' gal.

Of course my husband thinks it's a GOOD thing I can't go out and buy art and learning supplies whenever I have a whim to (which is often). And I'll admit it is kind of a good thing because I've been learning to dig deeper into that creative corner of my mind to come up with homemade versions of the stuff I can't buy.

That said, this month's sensory tub required some creative improvisation. Sure, there's more I could've/would've done if I had the materials, but that's just the nagging perfectionist in me. Truth is James is going to love it and that's all that matters.
Here's what's inside:
  • Popcorn kernels
  • Mini football confetti
  • Mini corn stalks (I cut up raffia and tied it in bunches)
  • Feathers
  • Puff balls
  • Teeny tiny wooden bowls/jugs
  • Wooden napkin rings
  • Leaf die cuts from my scrapbooking stash
  • Fir tree embellishments also from scrap stash
  • 2 wooden bowls for scooping/pouring
  • A chenille stick
  • A few Native American figurines (from a Safari Ltd. Toob - I LOVE these collections!)
The best part about this is that it only cost me $5 to make (had to buy the popcorn). The rest of the items I had on hand already! Boo-ya!


whisperingwhispers said...

I relate all too well with you on not having a craft store nearby. We have one 40 miles away!

I love your sensory box, I don't think I would have been as creative as you were! Great Job!

DarNonymous said...

This idea is great, I'd really love to give it a try but am pretty sure it would take K all of 2 seconds before he just decided to dump the whole lot on the floor (or in the bath, which seems to be the latest thing).

Karen said...

Hi Mary-Ann!! I just found your blog on Montessori Beginnins!! and It's just SUPER!! I love it!! great ideas, great pictures, you named!!, Welcome to our Montessori Journey!!


Mari-Ann said...

Thanks, guys!

Susan said...

The tub is lovely! All the colors, items, textures. Great job. You've inspired me to create some good tub ideas for Turbo!


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