Sensory Activities the Kids will Love

Looking for easy-to-make crafts that are packed with sensory experiences?  Check out these imaginative ideas — from edible finger paint to silly putty and playdough.

Kool-Aid Playdough

This homemade playdough uses different flavors of Kool-Aid to create the vibrant colors (without the food coloring). Easy to make and it smells nice too.

Milk Painting

In this fun experiment, add a little bit of dish soap to the milk and food coloring, and swirl the colors around to form artistic and abstract paintings.

Edible Finger Paint

Create this easy finger paint by mixing whipped cream (or vanilla pudding) and food coloring. In no time, the kids will be off creating their temporary masterpieces.

Silly Putty

It's time to get squeezing and stretching! This silly putty is super easy to make and much cheaper than buying it premade from the store.

Colorful Sensory Bins

Sensory bins allow kids to develop skills in a variety of areas, from fine motor skills to problem solving. Try one, they'll love it!

Kinetic Sand

Here's a fun sensory activity that will keep the kids occupied for hours. Similar to wet sand, kinetic sand can be molded into different shapes and won't dry out. Add color for a more unique experience.

Jello Jigglers

On a Jello base, kids can use “Jello paint” to paint designs and then eat their artwork.

Grape Sculptures

Kids can create fun (and delicious!) grape sculptures using toothpicks to hold their shape. Great with marshmallows too!