Liam used to LOVE getting input from sticky things, (now he hates it) so a few years ago, I made up this Ocean Themed Sensory Pool for him. He adored it! It was easy, and super cheap to do. Most of the items you’ll have in your cupboard.
Let’s get started!
Spaghetti Noodles (cooked) (various thickness or noodles are great too!)
Old Bowls or Gallon Bags
Ocean Themed Toys (Easily found at Dollar Tree)
Wading Pool (You can use the tub, but let’s be honest, this is a mess for OUTSIDE!)
That’s it! Okay, to start, cook your pasta. Drain and let cool. Now, put a few drops of oil inthe pasta and stir it around. All this is for is to prevent the noodles from sticking together. Next, separate your pasta into bowls or bags for coloring. Add desired colors, and mix around. Let noodles dry for 10-15 minutes.
Add pasta to the pool, and toss in those ocean toys. Now the next part is up to you. You can add water to the pool to make it seem like the ocean. The noodles are like seaweed. If you add water, a bit of dye may come off, so that’s why the choice is yours. (Liam has played with them both ways, and preferred the water added.)
Voila! Cheap, easy and fun sensory play at home! This used to be, by far, one of his most favorite ways to play! So enjoy!