I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We had so much fun being with family. Now, I’m getting so excited for the Christmas season! We have our tree, lights and stockings up and it makes our home feel so cozy. This weekend, we switched out sensory tubs to a Christmas one. The boys really enjoyed playing with it.
So to start making it, you’ll need to die dry pasta. Here’s what you’ll need for it.
*Dry noodles (I used 4 (16oz.) macaroni noodle boxes)
*Food Coloring (I used the entire red and green one)
So what you’ll do is dump the pasta in a Ziploc bag and pour alcohol in it until all the noodles are wet (about half bottle). Then pour the food coloring in. Shake until all the noodles are colored. Then let sit for 5-7 minutes.
Then you’ll lay the noodles on cookie sheets lined with parchment or wax paper. Let it dry (overnight is best).
Then you’ll fill it with fun Christmas decorations! This is what I put in ours:
*6 fake candy canes ($1 at Dollar Tree)
*2 Christmas tree ornaments ($1 at Dollar Tree)
*12 wrapped presents ($1 at Dollar Tree)
*12 bells ($1 at Dollar Tree)
And of course you could add whatever you’d like to the sensory tub! I let my kids have tongs, different sizes of containers, funnels, etc. to play with. They love it!
Oh and he also really liked shaking the bell!
So there you have it…a fun Christmas sensory tub!