Feeling lucky? We don’t blame you! This Green St. Patrick’s Day Sensory Bin will have you feeling all the luck since it’s so thematic for the Irish celebration.
Welcome back, crafty friends! My name is Lisa and I am thrilled to show you our latest DIY endeavour: a Green St. Patrick’s Day Sensory Bin! You may know me for my party-filled content over at Sugar Agenda. When I’m not throwing a party, I am busy putting together DIYs with my kiddos!
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My youngest absolutely adores sensory bins. I’ve been having a great time putting some together for different events and holidays. For instance, during Valentine’s Day, I whipped up this easy Valentine’s Day Sensory Bin.
With St. Patrick’s Day coming up, I knew it would be really fun to make one… and to make it a little messier! (But the fun kind of messy!)
How To Make a Green St. Patrick’s Day Sensory Bin
This St. Paddy’s sensory bin is tons of fun! Your kids will be entertained for hours on end. Getting their hands messy in the green pasta is just part of the fun!
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.
Craft Tools Needed:
Ingredients (Or Supplies) Needed:
St. Patrick’s Day Sensory Bin Tips
How Do You Make the Pasta Green?
In order to make the pasta green for this St. Paddy’s-themed sensory activity, just boil dry pasta in green water. How do you make the water green? Just add food coloring, of course!
Be Sure To Cool Down the Pasta Completely
Always stay safe! Be sure to allow the newly-boiled pasta to cool down completely before adding it to your plastic bin and letting your kids play with it.
What Can I Add to My Sensory Bin?
You can add just about anything! Small hard toys work best: just be sure to add toys that are age-appropriate for your kids. The thing that made ours extra special for St. Patrick’s Day was the green pasta and the gold coins.
What’s the Importance of Sensory Play?
You’ll notice that a lot of my DIYs here on Messy Momma Crafts involve sensory play. I love sensory play because it encourages our littles ones to learn and explore as they enjoy their activity.
For instance, I made this cinnamon play dough this past fall season, and. my kids couldn’t get enough of it! It’s amazing to see how a simple recipe/DIY can provide hours and hours of fun.
Green St. Patrick’s Day Sensory Bin
- 1 large pot
- 6 cups water
- 1/2 tsp green gel food coloring
- 5 cups pasta of your choice
- Small plastic or wooden toys
- Add water and green food coloring into a large pot and bring to a boil.
- Once water comes to a rolling boil, add pasta and boil for about 7-10 minutes.
- Strain the pasta and allow to cool down completely, about 30 minutes.
- Add the cooled pasta into a small bin and add small plastic or wooden toys.
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