Monday, 19 August 2013

Sensory Dinosaur Swamp Bath for kids

What do you do on a Sunday afternoon when the baby is napping and you need some fun for the toddler?  Create a  dinosaur swamp bath of course! Well that's what we did anyway.

I won some Gelli Baff in a Twitter competition a while back and as we had used it previously in a normal bath and i knew Seb liked it, i had earmarked the new pack for some fun. Gelli Baff is basically a powder that you add to your bath water to turn it into a gloopy gel, it feels alot like wallpaper paste. I posted about it here previously if you want to see more about it.

I ran the bath and poured the powder in, gave it a stir with my hand and after a few minutes we ended up with thick red wallpaper style gloop. We then added all of our plastic dinosaur figures and some greenery and it looked something like this.

Seb was desperate to jump right in and scaled the side of the bath himself.  I had a couple of cans of Crazy Foam too so i sprayed a load of green and white foam into the bath too. It sat on top on the Gelli Baff and looked really cool!

Afer a little bit of playing the bath ended up looking like this! It was really cool how the foam kind of marbled on top on the Gelli baff. 

I didn't take loads of photos as obviously the camera and a splashing toddler aren't best friends but it was a great sensory experience. The different textures of the gellie and the foam kept Seb amused for ages and he did alot of lining up of his dinosaurs, raaaaring and even washing them, he kept asking for more foam and swirling it so it marbled and I showed him how to mould it too.  He stayed in the bath for nearly 2 hours! The gellie baff retains heat so he didn't get chilly. 

It was the perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon. 

Would your child enjoy a dinosaur swamp bath? 

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