My kids love playing with play-doh. Over the holidays we encountered a really cool company that is local to Indy who makes Sensory Play Kits – Let’s Talk, Sensory Bins. And while I love their kits, I was working on a few things for St. Patricks day and thought a small sensory kit would be a great DIY share as well as a cute goodie bag idea!
I ran to dollar tree (which is quickly becoming my favorite DIY go-to) to grab some green goodies for a tablescape I’m working on. While there, I grabbed the following things to create this easy and under $10 sensory play kit.
GREEN PLAY DOH
An easy find at Dollar Tree, but you could also make your own if you wanted. There are quite a few recipes on pinterest, but here’s a round up of the top 9 recipes for playdoh.
I was only making three kits at a time, so I grabbed the St. Patrick’s Day version of mardi gras beads and cut them. This had enough clovers to stretch among the three kits and I also included the words “happy,” “st,” “patrick’s,” and “day” which I thought might encourage added creativity.
For the ribbons, there are a few options, but I found a headband with clovers and lots of “sprouts” of ribbons coming out the top. I cut them off and dispersed among the three kits.
Originally I grabbed these for my tablescape but added them to the sensory kits. I figured finding golden treasure would be fun for the little leprechauns receiving this kit. Each kit got 3, but you could add more!
These were a fun add. They can either be worn while playing, or you can create in the hat, on top of the hat, or under the hat!
($1 for 5)
Before putting these in the bag, I curly cue’d them. These add fun texture and elements to the kit as well as a little sparkle.
OTHER GREEN ITEMS
Frogs just jumped out at me and I felt like they’d be a funny addition. But your extra green items could be anything from beads to buttons.
($1 for 3)
Once you have all these things, gather them together in a green bag and use them as a goodie bag as your St. Patrick’s Day events! It’s actually super easy and affordable! The kids will wild with fun. And you can add as much as you like, I just wanted to keep it simple and under $10. I got all these things for $9!
Do you all make different themed sensory bins? This would actually be a fun thing to do with older children who can help put these things together for younger children!