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16+ Ideas that are great for sensory play!

1. spICE- (spice ice) add different spices to a ice cube tray then add some paint and mix. Let freeze once done run tray under warm water to make it easier for the cubes to come out. While kids paint ask them what each smells like and describe it! Uses sense of smell and vocabulary! (not for kids who will eat the cubes unless you use edible paint recipe for different edible paints found in paint ideas folder)









2. Another kind of dough sand 
only need two ingredients
baking soda and shampoo (or conditioner) 
for mine i used a small box of baking soda and added shampoo till
 it become like dough/snow somewhere in-between lol but it smells really good!




















3.Moon sand- add 1 cup of corn flour to a bowl then add 
enough dish soap to make dough.
 (have been told you can use corn starch instead and you can little bit of oil, was also told you can use hand soap instead of dish soap)




4.fun scented salt 
add salt and one pack of kool aid mix then add little bit of water til lit becomes kinda like a slush but not to watery. We had fun pretending we where having ice cream and slushies.

















5.jello ice!
all edible! 
make jello and put in a ice cube tray then freeze once frozen pop them out and done! 
This was a idea that I put in a clean bathtub for my kids to play with and once they where done crushing it and eating it, it was bath time!













6.Princess clean mud-
grate one bar of soap then add water (we added two big cups of water) 
Then using toilet paper slowly add it to the mix till you get something like mud. 
Once that was done (we used about 3/4 roll) we add purple paint and glitter.
(the green you see is the soap that didnt melt yet) Fun and smells great!

















7.
jello play dough

need-
white flour – 1 cup
salt – 2 tbsp
cream of tartar – 2 tbsp
cooking oil – 2 tbsp
warm water – 1 cup
Jello – 1 3oz pack

steps-
Add all the ingredients together in a big mixing bowl
Mix all the ingredients together until consistent
Pour into a pan and stir continuously
Wait for it to thicken into a big ball and then place it on a piece of wax paper to cool
Kneed it for a few minutes once cooled with some flour
Add any food coloring or glitter to spice things up!
Start playing!
This is one of the most fun you can make so make sure to give it a try once you’ve mastered some simpler recipes! Be careful because Jello Playdough burns easily, so make sure you cook it on low heat and keep stirring. If you store it in an air tight refrigerated container you can keep it for quite a few days.


8.glow in the dark play dough 
mix 1 cup of flour with 1/2 cup of salt then add 2 teaspoons of oil and 1 cup of boiling water
once everything is mixed either add glow in the dark paint (witch you don't need a black light for ) or neon paint (witch you do need a black light for)


9."real" sand-(above)
shaving cream mixed with food coloring and salt.
didn't stain hands and was very cool and cheap!



10.mud paint!
just mix water and dirt! it was very fun and sense it rained right after a easy clean up

11.bath paint
baby shampoo and kool-aid 
smells good!
warning- if you think ur kids might eat it might not be for you (my 3 year old n 1 n half year old where both fine with this) this it can cause a upset belly cause of the shampoo

12.How to Make Glitter Slime

1 Elmer’s Glitter Glue
1 Cup Water
1 tsp. Borax
1 Tbsp Water

 Mix 1 tsp Borax and 1 Cup water together. (You can find the Borax at your local stores in the Laundry section.)

 Empty the Glitter Glue into a bowl.

Add 1 Tbsp Water to the glue and mix it together. This will help the glue to become a little more flexible.

Then pour the Borax mixture inside of the bowl. Combine the glue and the mixture together. Don’t leave the slime in the water mixture too long since it will make the slime too hard. Finish mixing it in your hands.

TIP: Don’t throw the extra Borax mixture yet.
If the slime gets too slimy you can put it back inside and it will harden some more.

13. Silly Putty WITHOUT borax!
1 Cup Elmer's glue
2 1/2 Cup liquid starch
Food coloring
In a bowl, mix glue and one cup of the starch together. Stir in a few drops of food coloring, if you wish. Cover bowl, and live it overnight. The following day slowly stir in with a spoon 1 to 1 1/2 cups of the starch until a big blob forms. Pour off extra starch. Store in an air tight container.

14.cloud dough
all you need is baby oil and flour
put about 2 cups of flour in a bowl and mix baby oil till it sticks to together like dough but can still fall apart like sand. Very cool and smells very nice

15. Kool-aid and sprite-put kool aid ice cubes in sprite the drink changes colors as the ice cubes melt!


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