“Flower Meadow” Sensory Bag

 
 
 
We turned our sensory tub into a Flower Meadow Sensory Bag for no-mess sensory fun wherever we go!
(E was 27 months old.)




What we used:

We used what was left of our “Flower Meadow” Sensory Tub after a last good long sensory play session on the floor.

 

We turned our sensory tub into a Flower Meadow Sensory Bag for no-mess sensory fun wherever we go!
 

{Click the link to read about all the fun we had with this sensory tub.}

I fished out the buttons, replaced the foam hearts with foam flowers and butterflies, and added an almost full bottle of clear shower gel that I would’ve thrown away otherwise because it didn’t agree with my skin.

 



How it worked for us:

This was actually more of an experiment as I wasn’t sure how the colored rice would fare in a wet environment. I just knew that I didn’t want to throw the rest of the sensory bin away, and I figured we’d get some extra mileage from it either way.

E definitely approved and started playing with it right away.

 

We turned our sensory tub into a Flower Meadow Sensory Bag for no-mess sensory fun wherever we go!
 

The shower gel foamed up a bit at first and made for a fairly foggy look but it definitely still looked interesting, and we could’ve made a “find the flower” game out of it 😉

 

We turned our sensory tub into a Flower Meadow Sensory Bag for no-mess sensory fun wherever we go!
 

E kept working on it,

 

We turned our sensory tub into a Flower Meadow Sensory Bag for no-mess sensory fun wherever we go!
 

until I was reminded that Ziploc bags aren’t really all that sturdy, and you really need to reinforce the top.

 

We turned our sensory tub into a Flower Meadow Sensory Bag for no-mess sensory fun wherever we go!
 

By the next day, the bubbles were mostly gone, and it all looked pretty clear again. The food coloring washed out of the rice and colored the shower gel as expected but the rice itself stayed nicely in shape, despite all the moisture in the sensory bag.

 

We turned our sensory tub into a Flower Meadow Sensory Bag for no-mess sensory fun wherever we go!

 



What I learned:

  • It’s perfectly okay to put colored rice into a (wet) sensory bag.
  • Reinforce the top of your Ziploc bag. And reinforce it again.



 

Additional suggestions:

As always, you can use my materials for your own sensory bag, be inspired by them, or do something completely different.

 



Have you made a rice sensory bag? What else have you put in your sensory bag? Tell me all about it in the comments!

 

 

 

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