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Sensory Play

Recipes For Sensory Play Bases.

Gloop also known as ‘Obleck’ or ‘Goop’ is a great taste-safe alternative to slime. It’s consistency is probably one of the strangest out of all the sensory bases because it will crumble when you are rough with it and is runny when you are gentle with it.

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Cooked spaghetti makes for a great sensory base for babies, toddlers and preschoolers to explore. Dive in with your hands as you go on a minibeast hunt, or use some scissors to snip through the spaghetti as a introduction to scissors skills.

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Use this moldable sensory base to create a small world farm or even a muddy monster truck race! This one can even be stored in an air tight container so you can use it another time for a super quick set up.

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Sometimes you need to create a gooey sensory set up, if you’re looking for a wet mud sensory base that is also taste-safe for your little ones this is the recipe you need.


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Stale cereal makes for a great sensory base. You can use hoops as threading practice or even crush it down to create some taste-safe sand! Explore all of your options by clicking the button below. 

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Mix up this 3 ingredient paint for your little taste-testers so they can create a master piece without you having to worry about any of the chemicals in normal paint. 

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Colouring ice offers up so many learning opportunities! From using it to make marks to creating small world scenes. 



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Dyed oats can be used time and time again, once you have coloured them store them in an air tight container to be used time and time again.

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Chia seeds make for the perfect introduction to slime. This taste-safe recipe means your little one can explore it along side older siblings.

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This moon sand recipe can be used as a taste-safe alternatives to kinetic sand. You can even colour it to create your own sandy rainbow.

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Caffeine free fruit tea makes for the best smelling sensory play base. Freeze it to create stacking blocks or throw in some fruit to practice fine motor skills.

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Water (even bath time) counts as sensory play! For obvious reasons it’s one of the easiest sensory play bases you can set up and is a great starting place for beginners.

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You can indeed make playdough at home AND you can make it taste safe! Use this no bake playdough recipe to create your own. 

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This is an alternative to playdough, but let me tell you now it is the best smelling playdough you will ever make!


3 Years+

For children who love pouring you need to try this dyed rice recipe! It’s a firm favorite in our household. You can store this one to be used time and time again too!

3 Years+

Dyed chickpeas has provided HOURS of entertainment in our home! It’s super easy to create and just like the rice it can be stored to be used multiple times.

3 Years+

If your little one loves painting your need to try colouring shaving foam to create some DIY bath paints!

3 Years+


Bicarbonate of soda can be used to create no end of super cool fizzing activities! It works as the perfect introduction to science in the early years.

3 Years+


If you have bubble bath and a whisk you need to try bubble foam as a sensory base!


3 Years+


Dyed salt is another sensory base that is perfect for children who enjoy scooping and pouring, not only that you can use it to create stunning art work!

3 Years+

Combine shaving foam and sand to create a sensory base that is PERFECT for construction loving preschoolers.

3 Years+

No snow? No worries. Use this recipe to create your own snow which can be molded to create snowballs and even feels cold to touch!

3 Years+

Sensory Bin Set Ups.

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