Babies love sensory things and Christmas is a great time to let them explore with all the pretty lights and bright colours that the festive season brings…
At 1 year old Ms A loves to post things so with this in mind I decided to make her a Christmas tree sensory box. It was really easy and here’s how i did it..
First I found a suitably sized box and drew on our Christmas tree shape.
I then cut out some holes which would act as windows to post our Christmas tree baubles into.
I used some matt emulsion paint which I had left over in the garage to paint the Christmas tree and used chalk pens to decorate it.
I cut out some silver baubles from some scraps of silver foam which I had in the craft box and put some self adhesive velcro on the back.
I then stuck them to the tree.
I cut a door in the Christmas tree stump and attached a small piece of ribbon to enable it to be opened and closed.
I added some battery operated fairy lights to our tree by making small holes and pushing them through.
I did this by cutting a flap in the back of the box before pushing the lights into the holes I had made.
I covered up the wires with some sticky tape.
I finished off by attaching a colouring changing light to the inside of the box using some adhesive velcro.
And it was ready to be explored by Ms A.
She enjoyed posting the baubles (ball pit balls) through the holes.
And she loved that they came back out of the bottom!
It was such an easy make but she thought it was fabulous and came back and forth to explore it all afternoon. You can’t beat a cardboard box creation.
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