One of my favorite things about being a pediatric OT is that I get paid to play with kids! Obviously we do more than just “play”, but one aspect of our playing that I get a kick out of every time is messy play.
The other day, on a whim, I decided to whip together a messy play concoction in preparation for a session, and it actually turned out pretty well.
Here’s a picture of what was used:
It’s a simple mixture of cornstarch, water, and finger paint.
To be honest, I didn’t really measure things out. It was more like “a handful of this” and “a splash of that”. Simply swirl it all together by hand until it reaches the desired consistency.
Once the slimy bowls of paint are ready, you can dip your hands in and go to work!
Fun, fun, fun!