We read "A Color of His Own" by Leo Lionni and colored paper towels with markers. Then, spray the paper towel with water and let dry. The paper towel gives the perfect texture of a reptile!!!! Loved it!
List of Safe Essential Oils for Children: For ages 0-6 months: Valerie Ann Worwood, an aroma therapist, herbalist and author of “The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy“, notes that chamomile and lavender are safe to use on newborns and above ages  . For ages 6 months and older: Add calendula, grapefruit, mandarin, and tea tree oil to the acceptable list of essential oils at this age  .