This Play Foam recipe is simple and easy! It’s a wonderful base for any sensory bin. With an addition of a few fun fillers, you can turn an ordinary sensory play idea into an extraordinary one!
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What is Play Foam?
It is simply the foam made from dish soap. Blending the dish soap creates a bunch of foam, like in a bubble bath. You can leave clear or add food dye to make it colored!
Is Play Foam taste safe?
No, since it’s made with dish soap.
How can I make a non-toxic Play Foam?
I recommend using non-toxic dish soap to start. We love and use 7th Generation at home, but there’s many other non-toxic dish soaps you can find in the market. In addition to using a good soap, use natural food dyes (we love using this powdered natural food dye made from veggies). Natural food dye may not make the play foam concentrated with color, however. Non-toxic foam like this is perfect for little hands since they’re not absorbing any toxins through their skin while playing.
What kind of fillers can I add to a Play Foam sensory bin?
You can add so many fun fillers! Make play foam blue and add ocean themed toys. Make it green and add crocodiles or dinosaurs. How about rainbow colored and add unicorns. You can play number or letter hunt by placing number/letter manipulatives into the foam for kids to find. Possibilities are endless!
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Lets make Playfoam!
- Blender (linked exact one)
- 1 Tbsp dish soap (used this non-toxic)
- 1/2 water
- Food dye (we’re using this natural food dye made from veggies)
- Into the blender, add water, dish soap and food dye. Blend for 1-2 minutes until all foam. Pour into a tub and have a go!