In the run up to Valentines Day we are spending some time each day looking at the different senses. I thought all the sparkly, sweet scented, chocolate, flowers, satiny velvetiness of the season lent itself to some sensory play - plus this is how I can sneak some girly flowery playtime into our mostly boy-ish household!
Today we're looking at smell - so we decided to make some perfume concoctions! I laid out some different ingredients - rose water, baby oil, food colouring, glitter, rosepetals and flowery handwash and let Vin do some pouring, mixing, sprinkling and shaking to see what he could come up with.
We tried to make these lava lamps - but we used aspirin instead of Alka Seltzer and I don't think we added enough oil - Vin liked watching the tablets fizz in the coloured water though.
We also made a delicious rosewater and petal sparkly mixture...
Sparkly bubbly handwash was my favourite - I was so tempted to add some glitter to the soap dispenser, but I think David would kill me with his bare sparkly hands!
Vinnie loved smelling all the different mixtures (though they all ended up smelling and looking pretty much the same!) and we used lots of new words to describe what was happening.
I bought a bunch of roses for this project but only ended up using one - have you guys got any fun suggestions for a (less romantic sounding) 11 long-stemmed roses?