Give your kids some Halloween themed fun with this easy and cool Halloween sensory bin.
The holiday season is the best time of year in our home!
Because both my boys have fall birthdays we start celebrating the “holidays” in September, but for most people, Halloween is the beginning of the true holiday season.
Since we try to soak up every last second of this time of year, we love doing different Halloween activities and crafts.
And this Halloween sensory bin made from eyeball bouncy balls and colored spaghetti was a smashing hit at our house.
If your kids love Halloween and slimy, squishy fun, they’ll love this activity too!
Read on below or check out the video to see all the fun in action.
Halloween Sensory Bin For Kids
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Halloween Sensory Box Supplies
- Neon Food Dye
- Eyeball Bouncy Balls
- Activity Tray
- Scooper Scissors
- Child Scissors
- White Vinegar (4 tablespoons)
- Gallon Ziploc Bag
- Small Mixing Bowl
- Cups or Bowls (for sorting)
Colored Spaghetti & Eyeball Sensory Bin Directions
1. Cook the spaghetti according to the package. We used one 1lb box and had enough to fill two of our activity trays.
2. Drain spaghetti and rinse with cool water.
3. In a small bowl, mix approximately 4 tablespoons white vinegar with about half the bottle of neon purple food dye. Add the mixture and the spaghetti to a gallon Ziploc bag and seal tightly.
4. Mix the spaghetti and dye around in the bag until it’s completely saturated. Let sit for 1-2 hours to get completely absorbed.
5. Rinse the spaghetti in cold water, then place in the activity tray with the eyeball bouncy balls.
6. Set out two small bowls (for sorting the eyeballs into colors), the scooper scissors, child scissors and any other tools for your child to explore their Halloween sensory bin.
This sensory bin is so much fun for kids.
I mean, even I wanted to play with the spaghetti a little too!
You can simply let your children have fun and explore on their own or you can throw in a little educational spin by asking them to sort the eyeballs by color into each of the small bowls.
To work on numbers, you can have them count the total number of eyeballs.
Also, if they’re old enough to be working on addition you can have them add the green eyeballs and the blue eyeballs together to get the total number of eyeballs.
My 4-year-old loved working on fine motor skills by using the scooper scissors and also by using the regular scissors to cut the spaghetti up into little pieces.
And if you have these eyeball bouncy balls, this sensory bin glows in the dark too!!!
Any way you play with this Halloween sensory bin is bound to be loads of fun!
If your young children love this activity, they’ll get a kick out of these fun preschool board games too.