Friday, February 3, 2012
Penguins in the Snow Sensory Tub
I had the pleasure of creating this sensory tub for a little friend of ours. She just recently turned two and likes penguins, so I wanted to come up with something that would interest her.
After a little research online, I came across the pattern for these super cute penguin finger puppets. They were fast and easy to make and turned out great. The two larger ones pictured are from the pattern. Once I made those, I figured they could be the daddy and mommy penguins. Since our friend is going to have a baby brother in a couple of months, I decided to freehand some smaller penguins to be her and her brother. I put the penguins on popsicle sticks so that they could stand in the "snow" but they are not glued in place, so they can still be finger puppets.
I filled the tub with cotton balls, stuffing, small squares of bubble wrap, pieces of two different snowflake ribbons, scraps of light blue paper, white foam circles, and pipe cleaner snowflakes.
I also made some fun white and glittery snow dough to accompany this tub. I sure hope she enjoys it!