We do a lot of sensory bins around here. We’ve used rice, oatmeal, shaving cream, cornmeal, water, oobleck, playdough, and cloud dough in our bins but we’ve never used gelatin. Until now! This Pumpkin Pie Spice Gelatin Sensory Bin is SUPER simple to put together and smells wonderful. It provides a unique texture for little hands to explore and is great for the fall season!
Only 3 Ingredients Needed:
- 1 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
- 4 gelatin packets (1 tbsp each)
- 4 cups warm water
You’ll also need a plastic bin and some miscellaneous items to add to the bin (plastic cups, spoons, craft sticks, etc. The possibilities are endless.)
Add 4 cups warm water to a medium saucepan. Stir in 1 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice. When I originally made this I used 1 tbsp of the spice. That was way more than enough so I recommend 1 tsp instead. Sprinkle the 4 tbsp of gelatin on top of the water/spice mix.
Whisk ingredients together over medium heat until the gelatin is dissolved and the mixture is heated through. Pour into your plastic bin and refrigerate for a few hours until the mixture has solidified.
This is definitely an outdoor activity. Set out your Pumpkin Pie Spice Sensory Bin and add some fun extras to the bin. I kept it really easy and added a couple plastic cups, bottle caps and craft sticks. Baby Bird wasn’t interested in this bin at all but she loves to play outside so she was distracted with other outdoor activities. The extra set of hands in this picture belong to Goose’s BFF, who lives next door. We shall call her Chickadee (in keeping with the bird themed nicknames…).
This sensory bin was definitely a success with the kiddos. They loved the sweet smell and squishy texture. I think Chickadee loved it even more than Goose did. Lots of scooping, scraping, squishing going on here; excellent for developing fine motor skills.
Have you used gelatin for sensory activities? Link up in the comments!
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