This Edible Foam Sensory Bin makes a great outdoor activity (but can also be fully enjoyed indoors!) and allows your little ones to have the FUN kind of messy!
Hello, crafty friends! My name is Lisa and I am the founder of the Moments With Lisa blog. On my blog, I focus on sharing my story on how I am raising a family of 4 in a 1000 sq. ft. condo. I am always coming up with fun home decor DIYs, as well as crafts for me and my kiddos to make!
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When I’m not decorating and re-thinking our condo’s furniture, I love getting creative with my kiddos! This is why I am thrilled to share our latest discovery: edible foam!
How To Make Edible Foam for Sensory Bins
Edible foam is very easy to make, and requires only two ingredients! Learn how to make this for a super fun outdoor sensory bin activity!
Also called aquafaba, this is a safe, non-toxic way to help your kids have fun and learn at the same time.
What You Need:
Here’s what you’ll need from the store. The exact amounts are in the printable craft card at the bottom of this post.
Edible Foam Tips
Always Start Mixing on Low
All you have to do to make this awesome edible foam is by mixing the liquid from canned chickpeas with an electric mixer. Be sure you start on low speed and gradually work your way up. This will give you very fluffy foam and will cause less of a mess.
Are There Ingredient Alternatives?
Yes! The use of cream of tartar is very flexible for this DIY. You don’t necessarily need it, but really does help with the stabilization of the foam. You can also use a little bit of lemon juice to stabilize your edible foam.
Can I Color It?
Absolutely! We decided to opt for sprinkles for our edible foam but you can also color it with food coloring instead.
There Will Be a Distinct Smell
Just a little heads up: because these are made from the liquid of chickpeas/garbanzo beans, they do smell like them! My little one asked why the foam smelled like that (he was expecting it to smell like birthday cake because of the sprinkles!)
Is This Only for Outdoor Play?
Absolutely not! In fact, we played with ours in our 1000 sq. ft. condo – and we fully enjoyed it despite our small space! It’s fairly easy to clean up. You can also add a disposable tablecloth on your table to make clean-up even easier.
Edible Foam Sensory Bin
- 2 cans chickpeas
- 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
- 1/2 cup sprinkles
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More Sensory Activity Ideas
If you enjoyed this edible foam sensory activity then you will love these sensory activity ideas: