This morning I came across a Pinterest pin by @simply.play.today for Valentine’s Day sensory foam and I just had to try it!
This is such a quick and easy activity—all you need is:
-2tbs Dawn dish soap (other dish soaps may work!)
-1/4 cup water
-Red food dye or washable paint
-Spoonful of cornstarch
I mixed my ingredients with a handheld mixer at the highest speed for a minute or two but you can definitely use a kitchen aid as well! I did end up adding more of each ingredient to get a nice amount in my container so you may need to do the same depending on the container you use.
@simply.play.today did her activity outside but it’s winter here so we improvised and moved to the bathtub! Because I used food dye, I stripped my little guy down to his diaper and just let him explore the foam. Since we were in the bathtub, he expected there to be water so I obliged. He added water to his sensory foam to make into a foam soup (as he calls it).
Overall this is a great activity for practicing math skills, whole arm movements, and inspiring creativity!
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