James helped me put together this month's sensory tub and I have to say it was so much fun to have his input! It made me giggle how seriously he took the "project" (as he called it), and to see the big smile he wore on his face the entire time. I know together is how we'll create our tubs going forward!
Here's what's inside:
:: Real grass (see note below)
:: Mini clay flower pot
:: A needle felted flower
:: Fabric flowers (cut up from a dollar store lei)
:: A needle felted nest
:: Wooden eggs
:: Plastic ladybugs, butterflies, and a lone caterpillar
:: Scissors (for cutting the grass - James looooves doing this)
:: Carrots (I made these out of orange pipe cleaners and green yarn)
:: Pretty stones
:: Small ceramic flowers (most of them are buried)
You can't see this, but I added a teeny tiny drop of freesia extract from our local perfumery. It gives the tub an added sensory element and makes it smell just sooo lovely! Between that and the fresh cut grass, this tub actually smells like spring!
A note from the trenches: I had a heck of time finding grass for this tub. First I thought I'd buy some quick growing grass seeds and that we'd make a '"project" out of it, but the only seeds on the island come in massive bags suitable for an entire yard. Then I thought maybe I'd just dig up a few squares of our own grass. No go. Apparently, the ants are nesting beneath the grass and I think I may have disrupted a sleeping (and now very angry) colony. Oops! In the end I found a plant that looked an awful lot like grass and seeing as it was so soft and green, it proved to be just the right thing!
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