Foamy Sensory Bin

Dish soap (washing-up liquid), water, food colouring and a food processor. Instant foam for a foamy sensory bin!

Foamy Sensory Bin

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In a food processor I added a little water – perhaps ┬╝┬ácup or so, a squirt (technical term) of dish soap, and some drops of purple food colouring. I whizzed it up until it had a “firm” texture – sort of like whipping cream to stiff peaks.

Foamy Sensory Bin

Then I put it in a container for F with a spoon, whisk and little dish.

Foamy Sensory Bin

He happily stirred the foam around with the spoon and whisk for some time, transferring it into the dish.

Foamy Sensory Bin

More scooping and whisking…

Foamy Sensory Bin

After a while he was brave enough to poke his finger into it, then his whole hand.

Foamy Sensory Bin

He played some more and then went off to get a cup. He spooned the foam into it and then tried to pour it out. He really got into it!

Note: I wanted this foam to be a bright purple colour – but the dye transfers really easily, so make sure you do this activity where it won’t stain anything. F and I both had pinky-purple fingers for the rest of the day! Nothing else was harmed, probably because F was being quite cautious. However, when we do this again I think we’ll take it outside!

This activity is part of our Purple Crafts and Activities week.

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