Hearts Sensory Bag

 
 
Squishable, red and full of hearts, it's a no-mess sensory experience for your toddler and even your baby!
 
(E was 26 months old.)





What we used for our Hearts Sensory Bag:

  • Ziploc bag.
  • Hair gel.
  • Glitter.
  • Small flat plastic hearts.
  • Tape to seal the Ziploc bag.

You can adjust to use whatever supplies you have on  hand.



 

How it worked for us:

E actually did most of it on her own.

She squeezed white hair gel into a Ziploc bag,

 

Squishable, red and full of hearts, it's a no-mess sensory experience for your toddler and even your baby!
 
 
 
Squishable, red and full of hearts, it's a no-mess sensory experience for your toddler and even your baby!
 
 
added two kinds of glitter at her discretion – at 26 months, that clearly means the whole bottle 😉
 
 
Squishable, red and full of hearts, it's a no-mess sensory experience for your toddler and even your baby!
 
 
E squeezed the bag around to spread the glitter some,
 
 
Squishable, red and full of hearts, it's a no-mess sensory experience for your toddler and even your baby!
 
 
and I added some hearts and kneaded the bag until everything had spread evenly.

This is what it looked like right after we were done, with the hair gel still looking cloudy:

 

Squishable, red and full of hearts, it's a no-mess sensory experience for your toddler and even your baby!
 
 
And this was two days later, after the glitter had turned the hair gel a lovely red:
 
 
Squishable, red and full of hearts, it's a no-mess sensory experience for your toddler and even your baby!



 

What I learned:

  • I tried to get out all the air bubbles but after a while, that wasn’t possible anymore without squeezing out the hair gel, glitter and hearts. {No clue how you end up with more bubbles every time you think you got them all 😉 } I now think that the little bit of air that remains in the bag adds to the sensory experience.
  • Make sure to reinforce the seal on the Ziploc bag with tape, energetic kneading will break the regular Ziploc.



 

Additional suggestions:

As always with sensory tubs and bags, you can use what we did, use our experience as inspiration, or do something completely different.

 



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