Sunday, October 26, 2014

Tie Dye Soap Foam Sensory Play

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Soap foam sensory play is so much fun, especially with a little color or even with a fun scent added. One day this summer (yes, I am like 3 months behind on blogging about this activity - oops!), I put together this colorful tie dye soap foam sensory bin for my boys. Things got a little messy (not that we shy away from messy play around here), but thankfully, we played outside.

Sensory play for toddlers and preschoolers with colorful tie dye soap foam from And Next Comes L

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To put together this tie dye soap foam sensory bin, I added a generous amount of dish soap and some splashes of water to a bin. Using an electric hand mixer, I mixed up the soap and water until it was super fluffy and foamy. I then added drops of liquid watercolors in a variety of colors. I scattered the drops of colors all over because I was trying to create a tie dye effect. I then used the electric hand mixer on a slow speed for a second or two to create a marbled, tie dye effect. I would pick one spot, mix a bit, and stop. Then pick a different spot, mix a bit, and stop. Soon we had a colorful sensory bin!

Tie dye soap foam: simple sensory play for toddlers and preschoolers from And Next Comes L

Tie dye soap foam: simple sensory play for toddlers and preschoolers from And Next Comes L

Tie dye soap foam: simple sensory play for toddlers and preschoolers from And Next Comes L

The boys loved swirling the tie dye soap foam around, talking about how mixing one color with another made the soap foam change colors.

Sensory play for toddlers and preschoolers with colorful tie dye soap foam from And Next Comes L

Sensory play for toddlers and preschoolers with colorful tie dye soap foam from And Next Comes L

Soon the tie dye soap foam was a full body sensory experience. The boys ended up covered from head to toe in soap foam, which required extra careful rinsing to avoid getting it in their eyes. Lots of towels and lots of water from the hose in the backyard were required for clean up, but judging by the smiles on their faces, the mess was worth it!

Messy sensory play with tie dye soap foam from And Next Comes L

Messy sensory play with tie dye soap foam from And Next Comes L

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Tie dye soap foam sensory play for toddlers and preschoolers from And Next Comes L

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