Texture Boards

by Deb on January 26, 2010

Little babies love exploring with little fingers!  A texture board gives them lots of different things to feel and compare, plus it’s a great project for older kids.

I’ve done a permanent one here because we happened to have some MDF board, but you can easily make them with card or even paper.  All you need is a backing, glue and different things to glue on!

Spread the glue thickly all over the section you are doing.  I’m using Aquadere because of the wood.

Pour the sand (if you’re using that) thickly all over the glue, let it dry for a couple of hours so it’s really dry, then you can tip the extra off.

I’m going to spray it with a varnish to protect it a bit.

I used natural materials for this one, but there are heaps of other things that have great textures.

  • Paper – flat, tightly scrunched, folded, or add some alfoil.
  • Fabric – if you don’t sew, recycle some old clothes and blankets.
  • Leaves and flowers – compare fresh and dried.
  • Packing materials – bubble wrap, foam balls.
  • Different sized beads.
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Charndra from My Green Nappy March 3, 2010 at 1:22 pm

This is great, I’ll do it for my younger son, with my older boy. Weirdly (coincidentally), just this morning I was making letter cards with sand – doing each letter of the alphabet with a different colour texta (as the brain is great at remembering colour), usig glue and sand to make them textural. It is a Montessori technique (I think) so help with reading / learning letters – as they can touch them and feel as well as see the letters – so a multi-sensory approach. The first thing my son did was reach out and feel one of the letters he knew.
.-= Charndra from My Green Nappy´s last blog ..“That’s My Green Nappy!” =-.


Charndra from My Green Nappy March 3, 2010 at 1:25 pm

p.s the 6th photo down the post is broken in my view.
.-= Charndra from My Green Nappy´s last blog ..“That’s My Green Nappy!” =-.


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