Halloween Sensory Spookiness

Contain the scariness into bins and containers for spooky sensory fun! These make it easy to get into the Halloween spirit . . . 

Creepy Crawly Sensory Bottle

Creepy Crawly Sensory Bottle

Materials Needed:

  • Smooth plastic bottle
  • Glue
  • Clear hair gel
  • Warm water
  • Glitter
  • Various creepy crawly additions! These can be found at the dollar store or in the arts & crafts aisles of different stores. We used: black & orange pom poms,  gold circle & star sequins, googly eyes, plastic spiders & skulls (we cut off the ring parts)
  • Mixing bowl
  • Whisk or spoon for stirring

To Make & Play:

  1. Mix 6 parts warm water with 1 part hair gel in a bowl
  2. Pour mixture into the bottle until it fills it halfway
  3. Add all your creepy crawlies and other fun flare! 
  4. Fill the rest of the bottle with the water/gel mixture
  5. Screw cap tightly onto bottle*
  6. Shake it up and test out your new sensory bottle!

*We suggest putting a fine amount of glue around the top of the bottle then placing the cap on it for extra protection from spills!

Bat Rescue Bin

Materials Needed: 

  • White rice
  • Bowtie pasta (at least 20 noodles)
  • Bat Rescue Sensory BinOrange & black (or purple) liquid watercolors 
  • Gallon Ziplock freezer bags
  • Bin
  • Tongs or large toy tweezers
  • Cookie sheet
  • A few toy bats  (optional!) 

To Make & Play

  1. Color the white rice by placing a few cups of rice in the bag with squirt in some orange liquid watercolor. Shake together, and add more water color to get your desired orange coloring. 
  2. Place rice on cookie sheet to dry 
  3. To color pasta: do the same process! Place noodles in a bag and drop some black liquid watercolor. Shake and add more to get your desired color. You can also use purple watercolor if you are not able to find black. 
  4. Place bowtie noodies on cookie sheet to dry. 
  5. Once rice and pasta are dry, put them in a shallow bin with tongs/tweezers and let the kids “rescue” the bats!
  6. If you have some toy bats, add them in there for visual effects!

Bag Pumpkin

Bag-painted Pumpkin

Materials Needed:

  • Pumpkin template (we like this one)
  • Scissors
  • Orange paintBag Pumpkin
  • Gallon Ziplock bag

To Make & Play:

  1. Cut out pumpkin outline/template and place into bag
  2. Squeeze a few dollops or orange paint into the bag and close it securely
  3. Let your baby squeeze and manipulate the bag until the pumpkin template is painted! 

This is a great tummy time activity! 

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