10 Sensory Craft projects for Kids

sensory crafts kiddy crafty

Ive been looking for some sensory crafts that we can try with my little one. We have already tried the cloud dough that i posted earlier here and although it was messy it did open a new world of fun that both me and her could enjoy.

So im eager to try more and here are a selction of sensory projects that i came across while on my travels that i thought i would share with you. Id love to know what you think and which ones you have already tried.

1. Sensory Art with Shaving Cream and Food Colouring

2. Exploding paint

To me even as an adult this looks fun to do!

Vinegar Baking Soda Preschool Science ~ 3 fun ways to learn and play with Fizzing Paint


3. Discovery bottles

4. Sensory Art Play: Colorful Gelatin Castles

Gelatin castles for sensory and art play

5. Sensory Bins

sensory bin goodies

6. Colouring Rice

7. Dying Pasta

colored pasta for preschool craft pasta necklaces

8. Sensory Bags

sensory bags

9. Slime!

There is just something about the kid in me that just wants to make this!

touch edible slime

and lets end with a bounce with Bouncy balls (sorry for the pun!)

homemade bouncy balls



5 Kids Crafts using basic Kitchen Store Supplies

Its a Sunday, i dont fancy popping out to the shops, but it would be fun to have a crafting afternoon. It got me thinking what could i find in the kitchen cupboard to have a fun afternoon of crafting?

kids kitchen cupboard craft makes kiddy crafty

Here are some ideas to give new use to those back of the cupbaord kitchen store supplies.

1. Moon Dough using Flour and Oil (either vegetable or baby)

Sometimes called Cloud Dough as well, Ive seen these recipes online and cant believe how it only needs 2 ingredients to make!!

How to Make Cloud Dough| Clough Dough Recipe| TinkerLab.com

The consistency of the dough is lovely to feel and hold. It can be powdery like flour one moment, and then moldable like damp sand the next. This brought HOURS of fun to my home, and maybe it’ll do the same for yours…

Find the instructions over at tinkerlab.

2. Toilet Roll Crafts

Everyone has them left over so what better use to recycle them and use them in crafts? Im sure you have seen ideas for these everywhere but here are a couple more from the guys over at kids activity blog.

25 {Incredible} Toilet Paper Roll Crafts

3. Pasta and more importantly coloured pasta!

Good old basic pasta, ive seen this used before, its a good staple for kids crafts but coloured pasta?! Wow this takes an old favourite and makes it more exciting!

Pasta Crafts for Kids How to Dye Pasta

Check out the website crystalandcomp for full instructions.

 4. Edible water beads using water

Well i know strictly water wont be at the back of the cupoard (i hope) but i found this website to make edible water beads. These look really fun to play with and i love the fact they are safe and wont contain horrible chemicals.

Ugh. My kids love these things. Yuck. But they'll be happy. :P

You might not have these tapoica beads

Water Beadslying at the back of your cupboard right now but i think it might be worth investing in some. They can be easily bought online and if you need a quick fix to make a colourful sensory playtime with your little ones, its good to have these at the back of the cupboard. Check out kidsplaybox for full instructions.

5. Glitter glue using glitter,vinegar,water,cornflour and salt

Yep thats right glitter glue using only 5 ingredients that all can be found at home! Whats not to love about that? 

Homemade Glitter Glue

This Homemade Glitter Glue has become a favourite in our household! So easy to make and so much FUN to create with!!

Check out pagingfunmums for full instructions.

So as you can see from just a few ingredients great things can be made!





Kids Playdough recipes

Ive been looking for some basic play dough recipes for a while, what do you think? i really fancy doing the glitter dough!

Playdough Recipes

Are you looking for a great playdough recipe? These are our favorite no-fail playdough recipes. Enjoy!

Only the BEST playdough recipes and tools (including our favorite play dough recipe, used by preschool teachers around the globe) | TinkerLab.com



The BEST Playdough Recipe

The best play dough recipe | Tinkerlab.com

The Best Playdough Recipe is the one that all of my preschool teacher friends use. It last for ages, is non-toxic, and the texture is amazing. You have to cook this recipe, but it doesn’t take forever and the effort is 100% worthwhile. This recipe can last for months if stored in an air-tight container.

No Cook Playdough

Easy No Cook Playdough | TinkerLab.com

No-cook Playdough, made with hair conditioner and corn starch (aka corn flour) is easy to make since it’s only two ingredients. What makes this dough great? It’s simple, no-cook, stretchy, and smells divine. This dough only lasts a day, so no need to make ahead of time.

Glowing Playdough Recipe

glow playdough with white dough

Add some glow-in-the dark pizazz to your playdough with this super popular glowing playdough recipe.

Pumpkin Pie Playdough

pumpkin pie playdough, tinkerlab

Make a batch of this pumpkin pie playdough for the Autumn season. It’s based on our best playdough recipe (above), with the addition of pumpkin pie spices.

Masa Play Dough

masa play dough

Masa Playdough is made from masa harina (corn flour, used to make tortillas), rather than all-purpose flour. The dough has a grainy texture to it, and I’d encourage you to try it if you live near a Mexican market, where masa harina is easy to find.

Cloud Dough

Squishy and moldable cloud dough

Cloud Dough has to coolest texture! The consistency of the dough is lovely to feel and hold. It can be powdery like flour one moment, and then moldable like damp sand the next. It’s made from flour and vegetable oil.

Gluten-free Cloud Dough

gluten-free cloud dough

Gluten-free cloud dough is made from rice flour, and a super alternative to traditional cloud dough. It’s a bit more grainy, but it still works great!

find out more at tinkerlab.