Sunday, July 19, 2015

Coral Reef Sensory Bin

I loved the idea of making a sensory bin with basil seeds which texture and properties resemble water beads.

I found the idea and the recipe here and here. The recipe is simple: one tbsp of basil seeds, one cup of water and food coloring. Within five minutes the seeds absorb all the water and increase in size. 

So here is our coral reef with fish. My daughter absolutely loved this sensory bin. She liked watching how the seeds stick to her hands and go between her fingers. There was a lot of cleaning afterwards though, so I would strongly recommend putting a plastic tablecover underneath the bin.

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