Sensory bins can be great fun for kids of all ages. Though normally used for Preschoolers and kids with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), the bins are a big hit with all of my kids. Four of my kids have SPD so I make them every week, but they can get expensive.
Yesterday, I visited the dollar store and picked up these items:
I paired those items up with things from around the house such as a beaded necklace, tin foil, bubble wrap, cotton balls, buttons, screws, rocks, beads, plastic leaves, dry pasta, sequins, velcro, and a few toys to make a sensory bin.
The bin ended up costing about $11 to make and most of the items can be re-used.
If you want to see the Undersea Theme Sensory Bin that I made for our Undersea party a few weeks ago, click here.