Incy Wincy Babies – April 2021

April pre-recorded video activity exploring texture

Join Laura from Barking Spider to explore colour, shape and movement with your baby and be creative at home

IWB April 2021

Welcome to Incy Wincy Babies online – where the Incinerator Gallery comes to you.

This month our Barking Spider Visual Theatre artist Laura invites you to join in this creative activity from the comfort and safety of your own home.

Please take a photo or video of your artwork and share it on InstagramFacebook, or our Facebook Group Incinerator Gallery Incy Wincy Babies.

Use the hashtag #IncineratorGallery so everyone can share just as we do during the program at Incinerator Gallery.

Exploring texture: Make a sensory mobile

The theme of this month’s play is a tactile experience thinking about how things feel or texture. Look around your home for objects that have interesting and different textures to make your mobile more interesting. As always, Laura encourages you to be creative and playful when selecting items for your own mobile.

To create your homemade sensory mobile firstly you need a frame. In this video Laura has used a hoola hoop. You could use wooden spoons in a cross shape or a coat hanger. You will also need some twine or string to attach your materials and objects on the frame.

These are the materials Laura used:

  • a pinecone
  • feathers
  • baking paper
  • tissue paper
  • bubble wrap
  • an unused kitchen scourer
  • clean woollen sock
  • piece of felt fabric
  • hair scrunchie
  • a real flower (ensure the plant is non-toxic)

Using your sensory mobile during tummy time or whilst your baby is on their back can be a great way to keep them captivated and exploring their senses. Also, be sure to supervise your baby’s play.

As always, there are no right and wrong ways to explore, so have fun and enjoy this tactile exploration of texture!