Today, I finally put into action something I had been plotting for awhile. It was something I had done before — dried beans for sensory play — but with a new twist (hello, swimming pool on the front porch). It was met with resounding approval and I consider it a total success. Tons o fun, no mess, really, for me to clean up! I will definitely be willing to bring this indoors, too, on cold or rainy days. And perhaps for use with some other messy projects as well!