Ever since we made the cloud dough, Lyla has been asking to play with the baby oil. Today I agreed to her request. I gave her just under half a bottle of baby oil. (I do recommend that you either have old clothes on or use an apron.)
Part of the enjoyment was having the independence to pour the oil herself and deciding how much oil she wants. (She did not pour it all at once, but did eventually use all of it. ) Oh my goodness!! She was delighted.
She rubbed her hands in the oil, rubbed the tray and eventually even dipped her nose into it. It was her best sensory experience and it was initiated by her own interests.
An important lesson for me, is to remember to follow HER interests. It leads to the highest level of interest, learning and exploration. When she is done, it leads to the greatest personal satisfaction for her.