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I bought 2 boxes of Drink-o-Pop powdered cooldrink sachets the other day, that’s about 140 sachets, 8 different flavours, and started to use some of this in the play recipes that I found on Pinterest (these recipes call for Kool Aid, but we don’t get that in South Africa).
But then I thought let’s try this with making a glue picture, like you would do when you do sand art.
So that is what we did, and it smelled divine!
First I wrote Lella’s name in glue and she used the powdered cooldrink to make the glue a colour. Quite interesting effect: the colour of the powder is very light, but when it comes in contact with the glue(getting wet), it is a very bright colour (unfortunately the photos don’t do justice to this effect).
She had to pick the powder up using only the thumb and forefinger, practicing fine motor skills in the process. Some sensory exploration going on here when touching the glue(sticky,wet), powder(coarse,dry), smelling the different flavours etc.
With her squeezing the glue bottle for her own picture, she used fine motor muscles, and of course creativity, when “designing” her own picture.