Our first ever sensory bin! I’ve wanted to do this for a long time.
For the main bits I used white rice dyed with red food colouring. I used three different jars…one with heaps of colour, one with just a little, and one somewhere in between. Wish I’d taken a picture of these. They looked so pretty all lined up on the bench.
The effect was quite nice. In the bin I just threw in whatever I had that was the right color. Little sparkly pom-poms, pony beads (from the dollar aisle at Big W), foam stickers, red jewel stickers, and magnetic X and O letters. Also several scoops and little dishes for the kids to pour into.
The kids loved it!
I’d recommend starting with a clean floor. We couldn’t help but get rice on the floor with three kids playing in it. A clean floor meant we could just scoop it back up with our hands back into the tub and then vacuum up the rest. So fun!