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Easy DIY Sensory Crafts

Easy DIY Sensory Crafts

Amanda Nachtwey, one of our amazing Brand Ambassadors, agreed to share some of her genius ideas for DIY sensory crafts, and we loved what she had to say! Read on to get inspiration for your own littles:

We are on the brink of brrrr season and with that being said, a lot of us will be spending more time indoors. I know...the thought of your kiddos cooped up inside for the next few months sounds daunting. The house will be a mess...siblings will fight... and what in the world will we do to keep them occupied?

Well my friends, as a mom of three I have found 5 simple sensory filled activities to cycle through this fall season! These ideas are practical, inexpensive, and easy to work with.

Washing Station

What you'll need:

  • 2 bowls/bins per kid +soap
  • 1 dish brush per kid
  • 1 towel per kid and water

How To: Grab 2 big bowls per child. Fill one with water and soap and the other with water. Choose some toys in your house that could use a good scrubbing. We love to wash our toy food and toy dishes.

Washing Station Activity for kids

Beans in a Bowl

(Monitor your child while playing to avoid choking)

What you'll need:

  • Any type of hard bean/pea (we use kidney, pinto, and dried peas for each color)
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • 2-3 different bowls (to encourage pouring and separationg)
  • Cooking funnel (if you have one)

How to:

It is very simple! Pour each of the beans/peas in a different bowl and let your kiddo use their imagination. FYI - it is a simple sweeping clean up!

Beans in a Bowl activity

Sensory Box

What you'll need:

How to:

Fill the craft box with the various items and let your kiddo explore! Our daughter spends 30 minutes - 1 hour playing with this craft box.

Craft Box for children activity

Flour Power

What you'll need:

How to: 

Let your kiddo play on a hard surface (table/baking sheet) by transferring the flour to multiple bowls, letting them feel the softness of the flour in their hands and using tools to manipulate it. I know, it seems messy, but trust me, all you need is a broom and wash cloth and tada it's clean. :)

Flour Activity for children

Thank you Amanda for sharing all these amazing ideas!

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