We have probably all seen various sensory pouches available for babies and young children - they are a great way to let your little ones explore different textures and materials safely and without any mess. I have made these in the past using ziplock bags, but it can be hard to stop them leaking. This version uses laminating sheets and you don't need a laminator to make them!
First of all, I cut my A4 laminating sheet in half to make a smaller pouch - you can make them any size you like, but this is a good size for small hands.
Take your sheet of laminate and seal 3 of the sides with a pair of hair straighteners - make sure to leave one side open!
You can now start to fill your pouch. The first thing I put inside this one is some googly eyes!
I then added all of the following: Glitter, PVA, coloured water, oil
squeeze out the excess air and then seal the final side with your straighteners
Voila! The finished pouch...
I also made another pouch using just oil, coloured water and glitter.
I also made a 'dry' pouch for small and delicate items which included skeleton leaves, feathers and a fabric heart.
There are lots of different things you could include in a sensory pouch, here are some ideas to get you started:
- baked beans
- hair gel
- glitter glue
- paint ( add a blob of different colours and let little fingers mix them together)
Please be aware that these pouches do not last forever, especially if your little one likes to bite and scrunch things! To be extra sure of no leaks you can also add sellotape to the edges as extra security. Please don't leave young children unattended.
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