My kids love exploring with their hands so I set up a fun sensory activity for them, tear-free bubble foam.
Who doesn’t love a great sensory play activity?
This activity is so simple and fun that there really are no limits to how you can play. We mostly just felt the textures, played with mixing colors, and did a little splashing. You can also add toy figures and a toothbrush and pretend to clean them off.
What You Need To Make Bubble Foam
How To Make Bubble Foam
- Mix 2/3 cups of water and 1/4 cup of corn starch
- Add 1/3 cup of soap and whip on high with any mixer for 2 minutes
- For color add few drops of food coloring
I did several batches of the foam with my stand mixer. Then I placed them into clear storage containers before taking them outside to let the kids make a mess. A hand mixer would have been ideal for preparing the foam directly into the bins and saving me some time from making multiple batches and distributing them into larger bins.
If you’d like to add color, I recommend mixing with tools and not bare hands if you want to avoid staining on the skin. We used food coloring and my kids had a hint of blue on their hands and nails for a couple days but nothing on their clothes. I’ve read that watercolor is a stainless alternative.
We started with plain foam and then manually mixed in the colors for extra exploration and talked about mixing the colors.
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My name is Paula and I’m a mom of two scrumptious cuties. Thanks Mommy Blog became a project for me to help guide other new moms and current moms through any of my own personal experiences and struggles. My hobbies include singing, doing jigsaw puzzles, baking, designing and trying to stay creative.