Monday, February 20, 2012

Spaghetti Sensory Tub

Having seen this great idea crop up in a few spots around the web (I first spotted it at The Imagination Tree), I decided to whip up a batch of sensory spaghetti to entertain my little 3 year old on a bad day.

It was a cinch to prepare: cook spaghetti as per usual, divide into bowls, add some drops of food dye and cooking oil to each bowl (so it doesn't become one big solid-but-mushy-clump), and mix through.

We used a small laundry tub to hold our rainbow spaghetti, and added some letters to the mix (as The Imagination Tree did), and took it outside for some messy fun.

However.... as any parent knows, sometimes your child has a bad day. This was a bad day for Eden. I had thought that the activity would help soothe and occupy her, but it didn't. *Sigh*
Ah, well.

Making spaghetti pies, (buried underneath a mound of pasta on the right is actually a muffin tin).

Ava enjoyed it though! She wasn't as interested in playing with the spaghetti as she was in eating it, but hey, whatever tickles!

I hope to try this activity again soon, but I'll pick my day more carefully! Thanks for reading! ~ L.


  1. i think i'll try this with my son, if nothing else it will save me having to cook him lunch!


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