Monday, September 30, 2013

Simple Ghost Sensory Bin

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Inspired by the ghost stones that I purchased from Michaels, I put together this simple Halloween sensory bin for kids.  It uses only three items so that's a bonus.

Simple floating ghost sensory bin for Halloween from And Next Comes L


Halloween Sensory Bin Idea for Kids

This Halloween sensory bin uses water, white tissue paper, and ghost stones.  You might recognize these adorable little ghost stones from my counting ghosts busy bag.  They are really cute, don't you think?

Anyway, to make this ghost sensory bin, I ripped some white tissue paper into strips and tossed them into a bin full of water.  Then I placed the ghost stones on top.  The tissue paper gets all soggy and mushy, which makes this sensory bin look really spooky and ghost-like.

Simple floating ghost sensory bin for Halloween from And Next Comes L

The boys were eager to check it out.

The boys checking out the ghost sensory bin from And Next Comes L

J quickly grabbed all the tissue paper...

J squishing the ghosts from And Next Comes L

Then started wringing it out onto the floor.  That's one way to wash my kitchen floor!

J getting water everywhere from And Next Comes L

K was also fascinated by the wet tissue paper.  

K exploring the wet tissue paper from And Next Comes L

He then put some on his body (see his socks in the picture below), which made him look sort of like a mummy.

K exploring the wet tissue paper from And Next Comes L

Then both boys took turns dipping their head into the bin, splashing the water, and even tried to dump all the water on the floor.  Once they were done, the tissue paper really disintegrated, which made the bin look even more spooky.

A spooky ghost sensory bin for kids from And Next Comes L

A spooky Halloween ghost sensory bin for kids from And Next Comes L

Looks eerie, doesn't it?

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4 comments:

  1. I love the way the tissue paper looks in the water, but I know I would freak out about the mess my kids would make with it. Sigh, I really need to lighten up about that. It's just water after all. :) Thanks for sharing this awesome sensory bin!

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    1. It took me a long time to get over the fear of the mess. I prefer to take messy projects outside so that clean up is easier. However, doing so isn't always realistic when 6 months of the year here are cold.

      Thanks for reading!

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  2. How did I miss this?!! Soooo cool!

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    1. You were still probably playing catch up after the big boy's birthday celebrations! ;)

      But thank you!

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