SmartKnit DIY: Sensory Bags

We’ve got a great new DIY craft just in time for Valentine’s Day!  (Actually, this can be done with any upcoming holiday.  Just change up the craft pieces accordingly.)

These Sensory Bags can offer hours of mess-free satisfying sensory play.

Sensory Bag Version 1

Bag1

Supplies:

  • 1 Gallon-sized zipper bag
  • Clear hair gel
  • Valentine’s glitter glue
  • Red food coloring
  • Water beads
  • Valentine’s confetti
  • Craft Pom-poms
  • Valentine’s foam stickers
  • Duct tape
  • Scissors

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Step by Step Instructions:

  1. Pour a generous amount of hair gel into a gallon-sized zipper bag.
  2. Add some Valentine’s glitter glue.
  3. Place a few drops of red food coloring into the bag.
  4. Seal the bag and let out as much excess air as possible.
  5. Using your fingers, blend all the craft materials together.
  6. Move everything to the bottom of the bag.
  7. Pour in water beads, Valentine’s confetti and pom-poms.
  8. Add Valentine’s foam stickers.
  9. Re-close the bag and force out all excess air again.
  10. Once again, blend all materials using  your fingers.
  11. Line all four sides of the bag with duct tape to prevent rips. (This also prevents little ones from opening the bag. 😉 )
  12. Trim the duct tape using your scissors.

Sensory Bag Version 2

Bag2

Supplies:

  • Gallon-sized zipper bag
  • Shaving cream
  • Glitter glue
  • Valentine’s glitter glue
  • Red food coloring
  • Glitter
  • Water beads
  • Duct tape
  • Scissors

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Step by Step Instructions:

  1. Pour a large amount of shaving cream into gallon-sized bag.
  2. Add glitter glue and Valentine’s glitter glue.
  3. Place a few drops of red food coloring into the bag.
  4. Close bag and let out all excess air.
  5. Using your fingers, blend all craft materials together.
  6. Move all craft materials to the bottom of the bag.
  7. Pour a large amount of glitter into the bag.
  8. Add water beads.
  9. Close the bag and let out excess air while combining all the contents of the bag together.
  10. Line all four sides of the bag with duct tape to prevent rips or tears.
  11. Trim the duct tape with scissors.

Watch our Step by Step video here:

 

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