Our 5 Favorite DIY Sensory Bin Ideas

May 17th, 2019 | by NAPA Team


May 17th, 2019

Tactile sensory play is a great way to expose your child to a variety of textures, facilitate communication, and actively engage with your child. Check out these “expert-endorsed” sensory bin ideas and try one at home!

Sensory Bin Ideas

1. Raid your pantry for corn kernels, pinto beans, and lentils. Add a few trucks for hours of rumbling, dumping, and loading fun!

2. Boil spaghetti in water tinted with food coloring.  Add tongs, spoons and forks for slimy scooping entertainment. 

3. Kinetic sand is the best. It’s moldable, melty and mysterious.  

4. Dyed rice is always a sure-fire hit! Combine a few drops of food coloring, a tablespoon of vinegar, and rice to a ziplock bag and shake.  Let air dry before commencing with the scooping amusement!

5. Silky, smooth and calming, cloud dough. Combine 2 cups flour with 2 ounces of baby or vegetable oil and mix well. Take it outside (it can get messy) and let the fun begin! 

We hope you find these DIY sensory bin ideas helpful for you and your child! Looking for more sensory fun? Check out our 30 favorite sensory items or learn how to make a sensory crash pad!

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