Summer Sensory Bin with DIY Sand Dough

July 07, 2021 ยท by Brittany Douglas

This summertime sensory bin was quite the hit with my (almost) four year old son, and he got to take charge from the get-go! All you need, aside from a large tub, or bin are these 4 things:

  1. 4 cups of fine sand (not coarse craft sand)
  2. 1/2 can of shaving cream
  3. 1 box of baking soda
  4. Seashells

Have your child mix the shaving cream, sand, and baking soda together by hand. (Fair warning, we use a larger sized bin because things can get a little messy during the mixing process.) After the three ingredients are well mixed, allow your child to add in the seashells. And tah-dah, easy, summertime fun!

For extra creativity points you can add in some sea creature figurines, boats, trucks, pebbles and even some cookie cutters! However, my little guy was totally content with just the homemade dough and shells!

Brittany Douglas

About Brittany Douglas

Brittany Douglas married her high school sweetheart in 2013 and has one child, Waylon West. She studied music at Indiana Bible College and is now a stay-at-home mom and youth pastor's wife.

Brittany and her husband serve at the Temple of Pentecost under the leadership of Bishop Wayne Huntley and Pastor Bryan Ballestero. They are also on the UPCI NC district youth board.

In her free time, Brittany can be found antiquing, taking pictures, or sipping on an iced latte in a downtown cafe window seat. She is passionate about the things of God, her family, and living life to serve and encourage others. Follow her on Instagram at @brittdougs.