The winter boredom blues sure have hit baby and me hard lately. It’s tough though because there is only so much you can do with a six month old all day! Especially stuck inside. I think we are both getting a little too cranky too easily lately. It is my goal to give her something new and interesting to do each day this week.
Last night I decided to go out and get some supplies for different sensory activities that we could play with. Today, I made squishy sensory bags for her to squish around.
I used a gallon size freezer bag, hair gel for the “squish”, pom pom balls and little gems and glitter for the filling, and then sealed it all with duct tape to make it look more interesting and make sure the seams don’t leak.
She enjoyed squishing them around! And slapping them haha! She did try to put it in her mouth a few times but I wouldn’t let her. I put more gel in the bag with the pom poms and she preferred that one. It was easier to squish and she probably liked the bright colors.
It was a pretty mess free, easy project. Make sure you use freezer bags, not just plain storage bags, so they hold up and don’t leak. I wasn’t too worried about them leaking because Evie doesn’t have any sharp little teeth yet. I read somewhere that some people have covered the bags in contact paper to make them stronger, so you could do that if you’re worried about it leaking. Or double bag it. This is meant to be a supervised activity, not a toy to be left alone to play with!
I had fun making them and baby had fun playing so I would call that a success ?
For another fun, mess-free activity you can do with young babies, check out this mess-free finger painting!