Yay! It is time to start on our Christmas themed activities and crafts. First up is this no mess Christmas sensory bag for babies. Sensory bags are great for keeping the mess contained.  Plus they are small and easy to shove into a nappy bag as something for them to do when out and about.

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You will need:

  • Christmas themed sequins
  • Hair gel
  • Duck Tape
  • Zip lock bag

For these sorts of activities I go to shops like Poundland to pick up the supplies. I don’t want to spend lots of money on hair gel that I am literally going to squirt into zip lock bag.

For the zip lock bag I like to use plain ones.  I always seem to have a stack of them from when ever I fly. If you don’t have plain ones it really doesn’t matter.

Squeeze all the hair gel into your bag (I used two bottles) and add your sequins. The colour from your sequins will start to leech out into the gel. After about an hour or so our gel had gone from light purple to brown.

Try to get out as much of the air as possible and then make sure you close the bag completely.

To make sure that the bag stays shut I added duck tape to the top of it.

christmas sensory bag

At first I gave BB the bag while he was in his highchair, but he was more interested in trying to eat it.

 

Next I duck taped it to the side of his chest of draws. Nope, still not interested. This time he was more interested in trying to peel the tape off. That is until he decided he had had enough of sitting up and slumped backwards and put his feet up on it. Once he had touched it with his feet he become enthralled with the feeling of dragging his feet over it and stamping on it! Although he didn’t play with it the way I thought he would, it has gone down really well with him.  Not only does it have a nice squishy feeling, but it feels cool to the touch.

christmas sensory bag

If you liked this Christmas Sensory bag be sure to check out my under water sensory bag and Gingerbread Men Christmas tree decoration.

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Make this Christmas sensory bag for babies and let them enjoy Christmas themed sensory play with just a few simple materials.

About The Author

Nanny Anita
Norland Nanny

Nanny Anita is our resident Super Nanny. Having trained at the famous Norland College, in Bath, she has over 12 years experience, working all over the world with children from 2 months to 17 years old. Nanny Anita is an expert when it comes to keeping the little ones entertained and writes a column with Leonora called 'Get Crafty' for Little London magazine. Nanny Anita has been on hand to answer our reader questions, and she provides weekly arts, crafts and activities for families to do with their children at home. She really is a modern day Mary Poppins!

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