If you have little kids then you’ve surely heard of sensory bags. Here are 5 things you should know about sensory bags when making your own!
My 18 month old is never still. Seriously, even in his sleep he’s still constantly moving! So my quest to find things to entertain him has been pretty extensive!
It wasn’t until recently that I began making sensory bags for him in the hopes of finding a few moments of peace in the midst of his constant movement 🙂
5 Things You Should Know About Sensory Bags
Trial and error led me to the discovery of several bits of information that no mom should be without when attempting to make these wonderful play toys!
Sharing with you the results of my own failures and successes, here are 5 things you should know before making your own sensory bags!
1. Never overfill!
In a gallon baggy, you should use around 3-4 cups MAX of whatever liquid or filling you are using. Otherwise, the “burst chance” goes up a lot!
2. Tape EVERY side
Before handing it over to your rowdy child, make sure that every side is fully taped with 3 inch tape. Again, not doing so increases your “burst chance” exponentially!
3. Use a FREEZER bag.
They are much thicker than the regular bags and keep that dreaded “burst chance” to a minimum.
4. Never use essential oils to add a pleasant scent!
While essential oils are a go-to item around here, they tend to eat through the plastic of the sensory bag with the result that the bag springs a ton of little leaks!
5. Tape the sides BEFORE filling (except the top)!
This is the best thing I have discovered! Taping the sides before filling gives a clean, strong seal that is hard to achieve when you’re trying to push liquid and other filling items out of the way to place the tape.
Armed with this tips you can make all the sensory bags you can think of without worrying about leaks and messes!