Paint in a Box – Sensory Madness

Yes, I let my child loose in a big cardboard box with loads of paint.

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The Box.

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The Paint.

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The Boy in the Box with the Paint.

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The Joy.

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The Hand Prints.

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The Foot Prints.

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The Sensory Explosion.

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The Boy.

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Have fun. Don’t be afraid to get messy.

Marnie


Comments

  1. Anonymous
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    Haha, what a brilliant idea. Then you can just hose them down afterwards. I love it!

  2. I lOVE LOVE LOVE this post!!! I can’t wait to do this with my little ones! I have pinned it to my painting board :)

  3. The wonders of cardboard boxes are endless, aren’t they? Seems you set up some sloppy-good fun.
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  4. Fantastic!!! Love his expression in that last photo, too!
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  5. The last picture is priceless!
    This is the perfect activity for parents who want to keep messy painting contained with a toddler.

  6. I just wanted to let you know that I shared this on my Facebook Page, The Golden Gleam. =)
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  7. I love this! We’re painting the OUTside of a large box right now, but I love the idea of letting them loose INside the box!

  8. Oh wow, both of my boys would go nuts with this one! I’m going to remember this when the weather warms up! :)
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  9. Now this looks like fun! I wonder what my older kids would do with this – I’d like to find out this summer.
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  10. This is really quite fantastic. I want to climb in.
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  11. Rory will love this! Now I have an excuse to buy something in a big box :)

  12. Hello! I would like permission to include some of these pictures on my website…I am adding a new page on sensory ideas for a cardboard box. Please let me know if I can use these! Love them!

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