Fluffy Stuff

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Most moms are going to think that I’m absolutely nutso for doing this sensory bin project in my house, but honestly it looks worse than it actually was.

It feels like it has been raining in Rochester forever and for a little girl who likes nothing more than to be outside; pouring rainy days are torturous. After yesterdays full day of shopping, Reagan was in desperate need of something fun and messy!

I pinned this Fluffy Stuff weeks ago and have been wanting to try it with Reagan. I added the ingredients to yesterday’s shopping list and today we fluffed it out!

Ingredients

20130611-141423.jpg2 boxes of corn starch

1 can of shaving cream

Materials

(I added different ‘tools’ to the mix as we played. Below is everything that we used. You definitely don’t have to use all or any of the ‘tools’ that we used.)

towel

large bin

wooden spoon with long handle

potato masher

ladle

plastic drinking cups

Measuring dish with handle

muffin tin

plastic Ritz cheese container with top

play mobile people

small plastic bowls

large plastic bowl

plastic cookie cutters

plastic rolling-pin

Directions

Place large towel on floor.  In a large bin or bucket pour two boxes of Corn Starch.

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Add in shaving cream and continuously stir.  We didn’t end up using the entire can.  I just kept adding until it reached a consistency that we were happy with.

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I kept introducing new ‘tools’ as Reagan became uninterested in the ones that she was using.  I didn’t take anything away, and she began to find new uses for each tool.

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The fluff is super soft and smells fabulous…like Barbasol!

After playing with the fluff for a while it turned into a consistency that was able to be somewhat molded.  With no cue from me, Reagan began singing Frosty the Snowman…love that she was reminded of SNOW!!

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Clean up was super easy…seriously…it was. We filled the sink with soap and water to clean all of the ‘tools’, I emptied the pink bin into the kitchen trash, folded in the sides of the towel, took it outside and shook it into the outside garbage.  The mess totally depends on how out of control you let the activity get.  I constantly reminded Reagan to stay on the towel and she did a pretty excellent job doing so.  Her pjs came off at the sink and went straight to the laundry basket.  As far as I know; corn starch and shaving cream are not harmful to clothing…AS FAR AS I KNOW!

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This was the longest activity thus far; lasting about an hour and five minutes from start to finish, including Reagan washing the ‘tools’ that she used.  Smaller batches can obviously be made by reducing the ingredient amount.  This could be an excellent table activity; using only half a box of corn starch.

 

 

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