I like sensory bins that are safe for Dooter to use as well (and he really like pom-poms!), so this was a nice project that included both kids, even though it did take me a while to assemble.
- handmade yarn pom-poms (here is a good tutorial fromDana Made It)
- craft pom-poms (make sure they are too big to swallow if this bin is meant for babies/mouthing toddlers)
- handmade felt popsicles (I cut a two popsicle shapes out of felt, sewed them together, but left the bottom open, stuffed them with poly-fill, then hot glued them shut with a popsicle stick in the middle
- small handmade felt cones (I rolled some brown felt into a cone shape and used hot glue to make them stick)
- empty ice cream containers (this required eating the ice cream that was inside)
- two plastic ice cream cones (I found these at Wal-mart at Easter. They had bubble blowing solution inside, but I emptied them out since Dooter would probably dump it on the carpet or drink it up)
- 2 plastic ice cream cones & scoops & a sprinkles container from a Melissa & Doug sand set
- 2 plastic ice cream scoops from the kids' play dishes
- Ice Cream Sensory Box from Pink and Green Mama
- Ice Cream Shop Sensory Bin from Growing Up Our Style
- Ice Cream Shoppe Sensory Bin from Happy Hooligans
And I really want to try theIce Cream Dough from Play Create Explore!