Many children over the age of about 2 or 3 years old would love this activity because playing with soapy sludge gives them a great sensory experience. I also love that it requires very few ingredients and it’s easy to whip together.
2 cups LUX Pure Soap Flakes
1-2 cup hot water (to dissolve the flakes)
Food colouring (if desired)
You may wish to make this in a bucket or bowl instead of a platter.
So basically add your Lux Soap flakes and hot water. I used my hand to help dissolve the soap flakes but you could also use an electric mixer. An electric mixer would create a sludge that would be incredibly frothy!
You may wish to add some food colouring to the soapy sludge you’ve created.
Here I have added yellow and red. This would provide an opportunity to discuss and talk about colour combinations. Also great for experimentation.
I couldn’t help myself. I added all the food colours I could and used the end of a cake tester to stir it through. It was interesting to watch how the mixture began swirling together.
Some children don’t like the ‘gooey’ feeling of this activity and that’s okay. You might start by providing them with some utensils and build up to them using their hands.
I hope you all enjoy this great sensory activity.
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