November 2, 2010

World in a Box

After our trip to the aquarium, I thought it would be a great idea to create a small sea world for Little One to play with. I took a rectangular plastic container (found at my local plastic shop), blue paper, bubble wrap (available at the post office) and sea creatures. I lay the blue paper at the bottom of the container and placed a sheet of bubble wrap over it. I then cut some bubble wrap into longish strips, which represented waves and water and I added sea creatures and some divers. And there you go...a mini sea world! What is it about something in miniature form that is so appealing?

The idea was to make something quick and easy; something that every mommy could make without too much fuss! I think I achieved that :)

I just LOVE this picture!

The inspiration for my "World in a Box" came from from two super talented ladies! The Pink and Green Mama (MaryLea) calls it Fun in a Box or Sensory Boxes, while Mari-Ann at Counting Coconuts, is just about famous (I think) in Blog World for her amazing Sensory Tubs. Be sure to pop on over and check out their wonderful creations.

As you can tell from the pic, the mini sea world was a hit. It was also great to reinforce some of the sea creatures that we had seen at the aquarium. 

I hope that I've inspired you to create some little worlds of you own. Do come back and tell me if you do.

PS. Cellophane could also be used instead of the bubble wrap. It would give the box quite a different feel.


pink and green mama MaryLea said...

This is fantastic!! I love the bubble wrap ocean (my girls would like this too)

Thanks so much for the link and your kind words about my blog : )

pink and green mama

Counting Coconuts said...

Oh what fun!! Well done! The use of bubble wrap is ingenious.

I'm blushing at your kind comment about my sensory tubs :) thank you for that and for linking back to me, too!


Unknown said...

I love this Georgia! I've been meaning to do some sensory tubs with my two and yours is adorable!

Km said...

Love your sensory box!!!! My kids enjoy playing in them at preschool... But ours always get too messy at home...

Christianne @ Little Page Turners said...

Look great! I love sensory bins, but I'm with Katherine - I tend to shy away from the mess. This looks do-able, though. :)

Caz said...

How great is this, it looks just like the real thing! My girls would love popping all that bubble wrap too :-D

Caz said...

Just dropping by to let you know Ive passed on a Versatile Blogger award to you, I really enjoy reading your posts :-)

Darcey said...

I love ocean theme activities and boxes. you did a great job with this one! It even looks real. I've linked up to your post at my blog:

Love and Lollipops said...

I am so thrilled that you all like this! The best for me is that it's a no-mess box...I'll have to think of a few more!

maggy, red ted art said...

We went to the aquarium for the first time this week! I really must make something like this - it is a great way to reflect on and reinforce what we saw!!

PS Than you for linking up ;-)

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