This is a great way to spend an afternoon with restless toddler. The tactile activity came from 'The Australian Woman Weekly Art & Craft for Kids' book, and helps to stimulate children's imagination and natural curiosity.
In a bucket I mixed 1 cup of Lux soap flakes (bought from the supermarket), with about 3 litres of warm water. I gave Finn a whisk and helped him whip the soap flakes into a thick, foamy consistency.
Then I gave him things I found in the kitchen for scooping, straining and pouring.
He also enjoyed adding a few drops of food colouring into the mixture.