As we all know, toddlers and small children have so much fun getting creative. So, why not incorporate messy play into their routine?
There are endless possibilities for the type of fun a child can have in a Crafty Pod, the main thing being messy play. We’ve put together a list of fun messy play ideas for children.
Baking and Decorating
We all know how messy flour and icing sugar can be when baking, especially when creating a magnificent treat! Using your Pod is a great way to contain any mess. Doing this means you can truly let out your younger self as you help your little one decorate a sweet treat, like a cake or batch of cookies.
Remember, you don’t have to go big and buy masses of ingredients - supermarkets have plenty of fun cake mix boxes.
Arts and Crafts
Painting and decorating is a great way to get creative at home - especially on those rainy days. Your child can use a number of tools to do this, from paint and glitter, to pipe cleaners and cotton wool. These materials are great for sensory play.
Tools You Can Use
There are a number of household pieces that you can use for your messy play ideas, as well as simple craft pieces from craft stores like Hobbycraft. This includes:
- Sponges: You can be creative here and choose a range of shapes and sizes. Can’t find the shape you want? You can always cut your own from a simple square sponge. Fun shapes include stars and snowflakes
- Paint (prioritise buying primary colours because you can use this time to show your child how colours mix!)
- Pipe cleaners and tissue paper
- Pom poms and cotton wool
- Bubble wrap
- Paper plates
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