Often times I find myself caught up in the tasks of raising three very small boys. I reach the end of the day and wonder if I was truly intentional as a mom. Although I play with my boys hugging and kissing them many times a day I also am distracted by whoever is fussing, needing to eat or drink or changing one of the three adorable tushies still in diapers. This year I decided to challenge myself to plan 100 different activities to do with my boys. These can be small or big activities, but many of them involve items found around the house. I am looking forward to a year of focused play with my boys.
- 2 boxes cornstarch
- 1 can shaving cream
- Plastic container
- Sheet to cover the floor (Who am I kidding? Just do this outside! Trust me!)
Pour both boxes of cornstarch into the container, spray the shaving cream into the container and mix the two ingredients together. It will take a little bit to mix. Place the sheet down over your play area and play away. I honestly think this would be a much better activity for a warm summer day outside.
I put a sheet on the floor and the boys knew exactly what to do! If Mommy is covering the floor with a sheet it means we are getting ready to enjoy a fun messy activity, I just had no idea how messy this activity was really going to be!
First, I have to say this stuff was AWESOME! You could form it like snow and it would break apart when thrown. I happened to use a cheap men’s shaving cream so our fluffy stuff smelled like a man, a very good smelling man!
I honestly don’t know what I was thinking with this activity! I gave two 19 month old toddlers a container full of fluffy stuff and expected them to just sit there sweetly and play with it….I was completely disillusioned and had a momentary laps in mommy judgement!
My precious, angelic, little, sweet, adorable boys did exactly what I should have known they would do. They stuck their hands in the fluffy stuff, giggled to each other, and simultaneously grabbed handfuls of fluffy stuff and threw it at me and all over the kitchen!
My entire kitchen was covered in fluffy stuff in a matter of seconds! Have you ever reached the point when your kids make such a huge mess that you just give up trying to contain it?
Yep, I reached that point! The point of no return. I decided it couldn’t get any worse so I might as well let them have some fun, and they sure did!
I have no idea what I was thinking!
It was everywhere!
I actually think this would be a really fun activity outside on a warm summer day when you can just hose the kids off before coming inside, definitely NOT an indoor activity.
To say the whole kitchen was covered in fluffy stuff would be an understatement! It was everywhere! On top of the kitchen counters, the table, the window, the carpet in the living room, under the table, on all the rugs, the walls, the baseboards, and of course me and the boys! It was a mess!
At least the boys helped me clean up!