Resources needed to make a Zig Zag Fine Motor Sensory Bag
- Ziploc Bag
- Acetone or Nail Polish Remover and cotton wool
- Black Permanent Marker Pen
- Baby Lotion
- Tape – we used black electrical tape (optional)
How to make a Zig Zag Fine Motor Sensory Bag
1) Place the acetone or nail polish onto the cotton wool and gently rub the white lettering on the Ziploc bag. This will remove any print and give you a clear bag.
2) Use the black permanent marker pen to draw zig-zags on the back. I created one thick zig zag and two thinner ones.
3) Squeeze baby lotion or another thick liquid into the Ziploc bag. Ensure that you do not overly fill the bag. A little goes a long way.
4) Zip the bag up and close it securely with tape.
How to play with a Zig Zag Fine Motor Sensory Bag
I secured the Ziploc bag to a table using clear sellotape. This kept the bag in one position and enabled my son to move his finger around the bag without moving the bag. He spent time experimenting by squishing the lotion down with his fingers.
My son loved the idea of not getting dirty during the activity. He then discovered part of the thick zig zag. And he followed the zig-zag backward and forward with his finger until the zig zag was free of baby lotion.
Later on in the day I secured the zip-loc bag to our window. Standing to work on a vertical plane required my son to use different muscles whilst enjoying the same activity.
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