After the success of painting at the weekend I thought it was about time I started doing more messy play with Little Miss A.
It is something I really regret not doing more of with Little Mr A when he was a baby as now he doesn’t really like getting messy! It is very rare he will choose to paint, he really has to be in the mood for it. To be honest I didn’t even realise you could do it with young babies and it wasn’t until I started attending messy play sessions at the Sure Start Centre that I saw the extent of what you could use as ‘play’ and how young babies interacted with it.
I am determined to do more with Little Miss A and thought a good start would be rainbow spaghetti as it is easy and cheap to make and not horrendously messy (or so I thought!!).
Making the Spaghetti:
To make the spaghetti was easy. I cooked it as normal then cooled it under cold water. I then put a cap full of food colouring into three separate food bags and separated the spaghetti into the three bags. I rolled it around in the bag for a short while and then left it for a good half an hour to soak in. I then rinsed under cold water to remove any excess food colouring and dried it on some paper towel before letting Little Miss A loose…
What Little Miss A thought…
I was really surprised she got straight in there and loved it! At first she was in her highchair playing with it but soon got frustrated so I stripped her off down to her vest and sat her on the floor with it and she really got stuck in! A lot went in her mouth but I’m not sure if she actually ate any!
Although I put paper down spaghetti still went all over the floor, I hadn’t realised how sticky it was! A bit of elbow grease and I got the food colouring and spaghetti off the floor! It was definitely worth it to see those smiles!
Here is a little video of Little Miss A enjoying herself…
Music – Move Forward by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
Any ideas what we can do next?