DIY FOR KIDS
How To Make a Sensory Bag
By Kristen Thompson
I got this idea for a squishy, fun sensory toy from someone on Facebook and was surprised how easy and inexpensive it was to make. I got everything I needed from the Dollar Store.
This could also be a fun activity for a toddler’s birthday party. Each kiddo could make their own – under supervision – and the finished project would be their take-home present.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- freezer-friendly ziploc bag (size is up to you)
- fun duct tape (Michael’s has a good selection if you can’t find any at the Dollar Store)
- nail polish remover
- cotton pad or cotton ball
- hair gel or aloe vera gel
- small plastic toys like marbles, beads, googly eyes, rubber erasers and buttons (nothing made of metal or with sharp edges)
- scissors (not pictured – oops)
Step 1 – use the nail polish remover and the cotton pad to wipe the print off the plastic bag
Step 2 – fill the bag with toys
Step 3 – add the gel and seal the bag. I used about half a bottle
Step 4 – duct tape all four sides of the bag and trim the excess
Step 5 – you’re done!
Parenting blog Mama OT has a list of great sensory bag ideas here. Have fun!
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