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Simple Sensory Play with Glass Paper

Updated: Sep 16, 2020

Now that we are all stuck at home most of the time, it is important to keep thinking of different sensory play to keep our little ones entertained and learning.

Recently, I have been teaching Joshua all about colours, and one of the easiest and cheapest sensory play I have done is using glass paper to create these colour perspex. I put them against the window so he can see how the colour is reflected onto the floor, or I put it in front of my face, so he can see how the perspex distorts the colour from their natural form. Recently, he loves holding the perspex really close to his face and make silly faces while he pushes he face against it. It is so funny.

Here is what you need:

  1. Different colour glass paper

  2. Card board

  3. Masking tape or sellotape

  4. Scissors


  1. Use the cardboard to create a frame.

  2. Cut the glass paper so it is slightly larger than the inner frame, and then tape it down.

That's it. Really simple.

I am a bit of a hoarder when it comes to arts and crafts materials. So I have saved up a lot of those Ikea paper cardboard frames from inside the picture frames, so I used those to make the colour perspex cards for Joshua.

I started off with Primary colours, because I wanted to teach Joshua about Secondary colours when you overlap two primary colours. He finds it facinating, as the colour changes and constantly want to touch or scratch the glass paper.

I would recommend using masking tape over sellotape just because it doesn't damage the cardboard when you peel it off, so you can reuse them. If your little one is anything like Joshua who just wants to scratch and poke everything. You will probably have to replace the glass paper after a few times of using them.

For older kids, you can use the glass paper to make some awesome stain glass art. I can't wait until Joshua is old enough to do something like this. Here is are examples I have found online.

I hope you like this simple sensory play idea post today. If you do try it with your little one, please let me know how it goes. If you have some good sensory play ideas, please let me know, I would like to try it out too.

Sending you love & positive thoughts,

Christine xxx

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