April 5, 2011

Project: Play Silks

C is super sensory seeking right now and is driving me crazy! I have been looking for simple projects I can do to help him have toys to feel his sensory needs rather than filling them by doing things like biting and licking walls.

I found these play-silks over at The Evolving Homemaker and think this will be our project of the week. Rather then spending the time to order scarves as she did however I think I'm going to use some of my old slips. If I cut them up and finish the edges my kids will never know the difference.

Please let me know if you have a favorite sensory toy that is easy to make. We'd love to try it out!


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  2. That looks like fun!!

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  3. I haven't tie-dyed in ages! I don't think I remember how... Hope all goes well with finding new things to do to keep those little hands (and tongues) busy! Check out all the play ideas at It's Playtime - so many great ideas have been linked up - and thank YOU for linking up to It's Playtime this week, too!

    Jamie @ hands on : as we grow

  4. Found your post thru stuble tumble Tues, I stumbled you and my post is
    It's been a couple of years since mine were that age, but then again my middle one still likes to act like he is a cat and come up and lick us....kids. I don't have any idea's off the top of my head but if I find any I will come back and post them--one thing I can think of is a touch box-- you can take a shoe box or any container with a lid that you can keep on or glue/rubber bank one and leave a space big enough for his hand -- fill a few diff boxes with diff materials -- such a cotton balls/easter egg grass/etc for them to play and guess what they are touching -- you could also make slime or paint with shaving cream or pudding depending on how messy and dirty they like or don't like to get. You can also make a touch board with squares of diff carpets etc, sandpapers, rubber that they can compare textures with.

  5. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!
    I stumbled you - my post is: Musings From a SAHM

    Thanks so much! :)

  6. That is SO cool...and pretty and creative, too!

    Stumbled you...would love for you to stumble me back!

    Kristin :)

  7. I don't have much for suggestions :( But I hear play silks are good for sensory!


  8. Good idea to make your own.

    I stumbled you, my post is http://booksyourkidswilllove.blogspot.com/2011/04/from-book-to-book.html