St Patrick’s Day sensory bin
Updated: Mar 1
St Patrick’s day sensory bin ideas
St Patricks Day sensory bin. Made with our rainbow craft, green rice, vase filler, beads, pots of gold bead necklaces and a shamrock chip tray.
One of the most important features to any sensory bin are containers. In this st Patrick’s day sensory bin I used a clover tray. I prefer translucent trays and cups so I can use them on my light table as well.
Bead necklaces are useful for so many crafts and I buy the whole rainbow of colors. Vase filler in both green and blue are also extremely useful. Pony beads make great filler too and can be reused for crafts.
This is one of the first bins I had my kids help create. My three year old cut up the green straws and my six year old made one of the rainbows. I added a few sparkly beads and it was ready for play. (please supervise children while cutting and use only child safe scissors)
3D rainbow craft for kids: (adult cuts) I made the rainbows out of skinny colorful tape and cut up plastic bottles. Voss bottles or any other large bottle works best. Cut a four or five inch section out of your bottle and cut down the sides until you have an arch shape. Make sure you round the edges so the are not sharp. Wear leather gloves for safety and never let a child cut a bottle. Once I had made her an arch, my six year old daughter added the tape to make her own rainbow.
Above is a St Patrick’s Day sensory bin that doubles as a Valentines Day sensory bin...The shamrock looks just like hearts when it’s filled with pink or red. The kids love separating all the beads into the four section.
As with all of my posts use caution with choking hazards and only do this activity with children over three. Never leave children unsupervised and be sure not to put anything sharp in your sensory bin