If you search online for edible sensory bins for babies you will get millions of results. I don’t like to call any activity edible (unless you are actually meant to eat it), I prefer taste safe. The simple reason is if I call something edible it makes it sound like it should be eaten. This taste safe Halloween sensory bin is completely edible, but I didn’t want BB to eat it. It makes it easier to teach them what should and should not go in their mouths. But that is just me, sorry for my rant.
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You will need:
- Tinned pumpkin – the kind you use to make pumpkin pie
- Black food colouring
- Disposable gloves
First of all you will need to cook and dye the spaghetti. To do that cook it according to the instructions on the packet. Take it off the heat before it is completely cooked, it makes it slightly better to play with. Run the pasta through cold water to get rid of any excess starch, and leave it to cool.
Place it on a tray and add black dye to it. I used disposable gloves so that I didn’t cover my hands in it. To get an even covering you will have to rub it in to the pasta. Then leave to dry.
In the tray place the tinned pumpkin and lay the pasta on top of it.
While I was setting it up I did cover the floor in a plastic cloth to protect the carpet in case BB dropped it. Which he did.
BB loved playing with this sensory bin. He got stuck straight into it, running his hands around it and squishing it between his fingers. Of course he did try to eat, but I would gentle take it away from his mouth. After a few times of doing this he stopped and just enjoyed squeezing and flinging it around. Just a word of warning, if your little one does eat any it may turn the poo slightly black!
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