I saw this idea over at Play At Home Mom….have I mentioned lately how much I love that blog? I haven’t done much gluing with J. I tried having him glue paper onto paper when he was 15 months old, but the concept was too advanced for him. He kept on taking the paper on and off and didn’t understand the activity. This way of gluing is much more age appropriate. He is perfectly capable of squeezing the glue onto the paper and watching the spices stick as he shakes them. Plus, shaking the spices was so much fun for him.
Here’s how I did it. I gave him the glue and did give some instruction on how to use it. I then gave him some old spices of mine and let him shake.
The spices came from a spice rack I received as a wedding present 5 years ago. I had yet to use them, so I figured that after sitting for 5 years it was their time.
This activity is great because it’s not only about making artwork…it’s a sensory experience…and a good one too. He was able to touch the sticky glue, got spices stuck to his fingers, and felt the different textures of the spices. He was also able to see how the spices got stuck to the glue. He got to taste the spices. He could listen to the spices hitting the paper. Plus! The spices had a heavenly smell! It’s sometimes tough to find activities that use all the senses, but this one absolutely does.
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I love this idea! I certainly have to try it out with my daughter!! Thank you!
Fun idea. I bet J loved it. This would also be a great way to get rid of the spices that you don’t use. I have a few of those.
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Did this activity today and my toddler loved it! We adapted it to fit our haircut theme by adding hair (glue and spices) to a person. When I do something new with my child I have an idea of how he is going to act or what he will like about it, but he always surprises me by getting into another aspect of the activity that I never thought of.
That’s funny! I love the things kids come up with…it hardly ever goes the way we expect it to! So glad he enjoyed the activity.