Day 15 of our 31 Day Sensory Play Challenge takes us to playing with scented play dough. As I am a newbie to making my own play dough I certainly have not added a scent before. We decided to make coconut scented play dough not because we like the smell but because it was the only product I had in the house that resembled something white. The reason behind our need for white play dough was because we were making an Arctic sensory bin.
Over the Christmas holidays Adam had been looking at a book called In the Arctic (affiliate link) and has been on the look out for polar bears in other books. We have two toy polar bears so we set about making an Arctic sensory bin for Adam to play with them.
For our sensory bin base we made coconut scented play dough by following To The Moon And Back’s recipe. We placed the scented play dough in the bottom of our white box (which still has the Penguin Duck Tape (affiliate link) attached from our recent Penguin Sensory Bin) and sprinkled additional shredded coconut around the edges. I added a small amount of silver glitter, white and blue pom poms and some wooden green trees to the sensory bin. Finally we added a variety of penguin toys, an Arctic Hare, polar bears and several penguin shower curtain hooks.
Adam enjoyed pushing the items in and out of the coconut play dough, especially the trees. He placed the penguin shower curtain hooks around the edge of the box before covering them in the play dough. As he played a wonderful smell of coconut filled the room!
* Coconut scented play dough – we followed the recipe on To The Moon And Back
* Box – ours was from Ikea
* Penguins, polar bears, Arctic hare, wooden trees, blue and white pom poms and penguin shower curtain hooks
* In the Arctic (affiliate link) sticker book
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