Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Space Sensory Box

My 5-year-old has been wanting to make a space sensory box for quite a while now. With his Grandma's help, he found all the necessary components to make his own sensory box. (Grandma was able to find lots of space items from Oriental Trading for him.)

The base of this sensory box is what we call moon sand...This is a mixture of two ingredients: flour and baby oil. For a large batch of moon sand, mix 8 cups of flour and 1 cup of baby oil. 

We also placed our galaxy playdough (http://workingmomwonders.blogspot.com/2013/09/galaxy-play-dough.html) in the box. It works very well to hold the rockets, flags, and people into place while he is playing. The green pebbles are glow-in-the-dark pebbles I found online. For a final touch, we placed planet and galaxy stickers around the bin.