Happy Friday beautiful Babeses! Not only is it Friday but I am no longer solo parenting the child- double win for today! Yesterday was a homeschool day for us and as we seem to be going a bit backwards in the squishy, jelly feeling department, Gelatine Dig was my go to for our sensory activity.
Gelatine Dig is one of the activities we always go back to when we have a little bit of a regression. It’s super easy to make and it is such a fun texture to play with. Each time we make one, we change it up with different trinkets, glitter or baking soda which then turns it into a bit of a sensory and science experiment!
The options are pretty much endless when it comes to adding trinkets. We’ve used pipe cleaners, gems, small stones, bugs, animals. Basically anything I’ve been able to fit into the muffin tray hole that isn’t dangerous, has gone in!
What you’ll need
– 3 tsp gelatine
– 500mls water (250 cold and 250 warm)
– baking spray or oil
– creatures or trinkets
– silicon muffin tray/tray to set the gelatine in
– food colouring
– baking soda
– white vinegar
What to do
– Fill a jug/bowl/container with 250mls of cold water and sprinkle your gelatine on top. Leave this to sit for 5 minutes.
– Add in 250mls of warm water and whisk. Pop into the microwave for 30 seconds and whisk again. Microwave for another 30 seconds then whisk one final time. If you are using food colouring, add this in now.
– Spray or grease your muffin tin/tray with a light oil and add in your creatures/trinkets and glitter if you are using them.
– Divide your gelatine mix evenly. If you are using a tray/container and you are not wanting to turn your gelatine out, then just pour you mix into the tin. To get all sciencey and shit, add a tablespoon or two of baking soda into a few of your muffin tray holes. The baking soda will sink to the bottom and when you turn it out, you’ll have a baking soda top.
– Pop your tray into the fridge for a minimum of 6 hours to ensure it is full set! If you are turning out your gelatine onto a tray, run a knife around the edges before flipping upside down.
– Let the kids at it! They can squish, dig, wobble and if they’ve got a baking soda top, you can add a bit of white vinegar and listen/watch them fizz before digging!