My youngest really likes all things Minions. He also really likes to play with soap foam, especially after all the soap foam we played with while preparing for Pop! Squirt! Splash!
So on a whim, I combined the two. I originally had planned to make plain lemon scented soap foam, but I thought it would be extra fun to make it Minion-esque. The result? Minion inspired sensory play with lemon scented soap foam.
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Minion Inspired Sensory Play for Kids
To make the Minion soap foam sensory bin, I used:
I first whipped up a batch of soap foam by combining liquid soap (I use castile soap) with a splash of water. Use a hand mixer, electric mixer, or stand mixer to mix the soap foam. Then I added a generous amount of yellow liquid watercolors and 4-5 drops of lemon essential oil. There is a video tutorial available at the end of this post as well.
To make the Minion eyes, I cut out two large circles of white craft foam. I then drew black pupils and the gray rims of the goggles using permanent markers. Then I added the eyes to the yellow soap foam.
For some reason, three year old K's first instinct was to poke the Minion's eyeballs. And, naturally, he would time that instinct with the exact moment I snap a picture of the sensory bin.
When the boys play with soap foam, I always set out a bucket of clean water and some towels alongside in case they want to clean their hands off while playing. Instead, K washed the Minion's eyeballs many times in the bucket of water and then returned them to the sensory bin. This play of his slowly added more water to the sensory bin. As the boys continued to swirl the lemon soap foam around, the Minion slowly began to appear as if it were melting. It certainly was a lot of fun for them!
Video Tutorial for Making a Minion Inspired Sensory Bin with Lemon Soap Foam
Don't want to read the full post? Watch the short video tutorial instead!
Other Ideas You'll Love
You can also find more fun soap foam ideas in the book Pop! Squirt! Splash!