Touching, licking, putting her finger in or on something are L.’s favourite sensory activities at the moment. With E. we created this touchy-feely sensory board from materials we found around the house.
I started to collect the Zewa moist toilet paper tops quite a while ago. Altogether I managed to collect 8.
I used a cardboard piece that came as a parcel. We looked around and E. picked 8 different textures:
- a strip of white IKEA kitchen drawer mat (bumpy)
- a yellow sponge wipe (squashy)
- the blue side of a kitchen scrub sponge (rough)
- a metallic scrub sponge (silver and shiny)
- a torn orange plush onsie (velvety)
- blue jeans
- bubble wrap (bumpy)
- shiny green and gold satin (soft)
But you can use whatever you find at home like mop head, sand paper, silk, etc.
We drew the lids around inside/outside on the cardboard…
… then we marked and cut out the materials
Finally I glued the materials on the cardboard then glued the white lids on.
I let it dry for a few days just to make sure the glue won’t let go. (And I put some dictionaries on top of it for pressure.) As for the implementation, I could have been more precise and a little more careful with the glue.
At first sight Baby Sis enjoyed lifting up the lids and touching the different surfaces. But her interest didn’t last long.
Since the first try we’ve been looking at the touchy-feely board but after a glance she moves away. Anyways, E. loved helping make it and she sometimes plays away with it for a while.Baby Sis might be interested in the board a little more in a few months time.