The kids have been enjoying our new Christmas Sensory Box. I used pasta for the filler, which is a lot easier to clean up than the beans I had in our last box. It also contains plastic candy canes, bells, 2 Christmas themed ducks, Christmas themed mini slinkys, pom poms, Christmas erasers, and artificial jewels.
At first the pasta was just plain, but I thought it looked kind of boring, so we gave it a makeover ...
Much more festive! The kids thought it was so cool to see the pasta change color. I found a couple of good tutorials for dyeing pasta here and here.
K and J digging in!
We made a happy face with the pom poms and pasta, then K added the jewels to make a very big tongue (like a lizard, he said). K likes the fake jewels the best. He and A like to pretend they're "magic jewels." K also likes to pretend to wrap them up and give them to me as presents. :)
J really likes the slinkys. Here he is trying to stick a little porcupine ball inside. Sensory boxes are so fun!