Valentine’s Day Goop Painting
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Valentine’s Day Sensory Activity
The powdered left-overs from our Candy Cane Moon Dough and a little water were all that we needed to make this goopy fun. We had about 2 cups of the powdered material…Check out the post here to see how we made it. I added a half cup of water and got a nice goopy, messy, sensory texture to play with. The peppermint scent was still really strong and when we were playing, Baby Girl said it “smells like candy canes, Mom”!
I threw in a few heart cookie cutters
and Baby Girl got to playing. She liked to have a wet washcloth right next to her to wipe her hands off every once in a while. This was some messy stuff!
We had paper and a felly roll pan next to the bin of goop and did some goop painting by stamping the cookie cutters onto the paper. It was so meant to paint like this! Baby Girl sat there for a LONG time stamping, and stamping, and stamping some more.
(seriously…we had 14 pages filled with hearts!!)
When the hearts dried, they were a pretty stamp. However, this is not something that can be saved to decorate cards or hung on the wall. The hearts flaked away if you touched them. Maybe a little glue added would help to preserve these pretty hearts? We’ll try that next time!
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Colleen Beck, OTR/L is an occupational therapist with 20 years experience, graduating from the University of Pittsburgh in 2000. Colleen created The OT Toolbox to inspire therapists, teachers, and parents with easy and fun tools to help children thrive. As the creator, author, and owner of the website and its social media channels, Colleen strives to empower those serving kids of all levels and needs. Want to collaborate? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.