Monday, 2 January 2012

Seaside Small World

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I know it seems odd to be playing beach scenes at the beginning of January... but surely now is the time to be dreaming of lying in the sun, sinking your toes into warm sand and swimming in a bright blue sea?

I put together this little Small World beachscene for Vin one rainy morning. I had hoped to get my hands on some of those glass pebbles that people seem to have in decorative bowls around their house (for no seeming purpose?) but I couldn't find any, so I bought a bag of blue aquarium gravel instead. In fact, the gravel was the only thing I purchased new for this playtime, everything else was at home already (confessions of a play-stash hoarder)

I used some of our Homemade Moon Sand and added some little people playing on the beach - here is mommy sunbathing on her fabric stash towel

And here are daddy and Vinnie (hence the red hair) building sandcastles

I cut the pointy spikes off the cocktail umbrella and the toothpick flag - and added some plastic palm trees from one of our playsets

I got these plastic seacreatures from a poundshop a while ago - in fact I had to buy more because Vin loved playing with them in the bath so much they got moldy

as I was setting up on the table Vin kept grabbing at my legs, just look at his cheeky charming smile when I finally let him play!

Just what we needed for a rainy afternoon - so excited to be planning a beach holiday for real this year!

p.s. you can also check out our other Small World Playtimes and my Small World Pinboard


  1. I love your seaside sensory box! And the sunbathing peg person makes me smile. Did you use real sand?

  2. Hi Rebekah,

    I used our Homemade Moonsand -

    - it looks like dry sand, but can be molded. The basic recipe is 5c flour to 1c baby oil - it feels amazing to play with!

  3. Ha! Love the peg people sun bathing on the beach! Would you please share this with our readers for Fun Stuff Fridays?

  4. I love it! What a great way to use our cloud dough when we've tired of playing with it! Isn't the "watiting" the hardest part? The Hooligans can't stand the anticipation when I'm setting up an activiity! They're like kids at Christmas-time!


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