Saturday, April 13, 2013

Sensory Play

Here are some quick, easy, and inexpensive, sensory play ideas. 


  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup liquid dish detergent
  • 2 tbs light corn syrup

Mix and let set for at least one hour.  Cover and store in the refrigerator.

Rice & Pasta Dye

  • 1 cup pasta or rice
  • 1 1/2 tsp rubbing alcohol or grain alcohol
  • 1/4 tsp. food coloring

Mix the alcohol and dye in a plastic zip bag.  Add dry rice or pasta and shake gently until it is evenly coated.  Spread on wax paper to dry.

Paper Mache

  • 1 part flour
  • 2 parts water
  • 2-3 tbs salt

Mix the flour with the water in a saucepan. Mix well to remove lumps.  Cook the mixture over low heat until you get a creamy consistency of thin paste.  Add more water or flour as needed.  Add a few tbs of salt to help prevent mold.  Let cool before using.

Clean Mud

  • 3 rolls toilet tissue
  • 1 bar Ivory soap, grated
  • 3/4 cup borax
  • water

Children can help unroll tissue.  Put in a large container or sensory table.  Saturate with water.  Add Ivory soap and Borax.  Mix well.

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