Have you ever wanted to create a DIY sensory water bag for your home or classroom to allow those who want the sensory input without the mess to be able to engage and explore in a fun sensory way? They are just as great for those who love to engage their senses too in a different way!
I wanted to share with you one of the easiest ways to create your own DIY sensory bag. So easy, that you could even encourage your children to help with the process to build on their own problem-solving, experimenting and hypothesising skills.
You will need
- A laminating pocket
- Hair straightener
- Food colouring
- Additional sensory items in the pouch, such as beads, glitter
- Use the hair straightener down the two long open edges to create a seal
- Add water and food colouring and any additional sensory items into the now created pouch
- Use the hair straightener to close the last opening, letting a little extra air out as you go
- Then it’s time to play!
The sensory water bag is the perfect extra resource for the story stones that encourage early mathematical concepts, literacy skills and allow for imaginative play to happen.