Space-themed messy play!

I love to try and include a messy play activity in our themed weeks, as the boys just love it and it’s so good for them to get squishing, feeling, imagining and exploring. A twist on our favourite combo of shaving foam and cornflour, this space-themed messy play adds purple food colouring, silver balls and little stars to create a night-sky!

We like a fairly squishy mixture so we go heavy on the shaving foam, but you could have a more powdery version with a higher proportion of cornflour. The boys loved the feel with the added ‘bits’, and loved covering their diggers and little workmen in the ‘sky’!

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Hi! I’m Claire, stay-at-home-mum to two gorgeous boys and a lovely girl. My kids are energetic, spirited and full-of-life, and they certainly keep me on my toes. I love spending time with them and seeing them learn and experience new things – I hope that this blog will give you ideas to try out on the children in your life!

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