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SilverSabre25
07-01-2011, 09:58 PM
Anyone know where to get those little paper umbrellas that come on tropical drinks? I'm doing a beach theme for July and would love to put those in the beach sensory bin I'm doing.

sharlan
07-01-2011, 10:13 PM
I just bought some at Target for the same thing. Also umbrella for the letter Uu.

SilverSabre25
07-01-2011, 10:16 PM
I just bought some at Target for the same thing. Also umbrella for the letter Uu.

Where in Target? I have no clue where to even begin looking!

Blackcat31
07-01-2011, 10:24 PM
Oriental Trading...cheap :)

http://www.orientaltrading.com/ui/search/processRequest.do?Ntt=drink+umbrellas&requestURI=searchMain&Ntk=all&Ntx=mode%2Bmatchallpartial&N=0

Crazy8
07-01-2011, 10:54 PM
do you have a Christmas Tree Shop near you??? They usually have them in the summer. Maybe even Dollar Tree?

countrymom
07-02-2011, 05:01 AM
do you have a Christmas Tree Shop near you??? They usually have them in the summer. Maybe even Dollar Tree?

OMG I love that store, I go there all the time.

meganlavonnesmommy
07-02-2011, 05:08 AM
Our local dollar tree has them right now, and a ton of luau/beach type stuff.

Kaddidle Care
07-02-2011, 07:15 AM
As a last resort - a party store always has those things.

sharlan
07-02-2011, 08:25 AM
I found them by the straws. I checked our local dollar store, but they were out.

SilverSabre25
07-02-2011, 08:32 AM
Thanks everyone! I have several reasons to get back to Target this weekend so I'll look there, and failing that I'll check the $1 store. I'm hoping to not have to order online because I want this silly box in place on Tuesday. I'm learning that I really need to plan my themes a month or two in advance, not two days in advance!

jenh171
07-02-2011, 08:45 AM
I saw them at Dollar Tree yesterday too!

sharlan
07-02-2011, 09:39 AM
What are you using for the filler?

I've been using colored rice, but looking for something else.

SilverSabre25
07-02-2011, 09:47 AM
What are you using for the filler?

I've been using colored rice, but looking for something else.

Well, for this one I'm using sand. :) If you didn't want the mess of sand you could probably go with small pasta, sandy-colored beads (or maybe wooden beads), maybe pea gravel...I'm sure there are other great ideas out there, too. I know a lot of people will use dried beans, dried peas (like split peas), cotton balls, pom-poms, those flat colored glass marble things, colorful beads...Check out the blog Counting Coconuts for a bunch of great ideas for sensory tubs.

familyschoolcare
07-02-2011, 09:55 AM
Our local dollar tree has them right now, and a ton of luau/beach type stuff.

dollar tree is what I was going to say

Live and Learn
07-02-2011, 01:37 PM
United Grocers/ Cash n Carry sells them year around.