DIY Sensory Bubble Foam

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This DIY sensory play bubble foam is so easy to make and super fun for kids to play with! It’s creamy, fluffy, and slippery! You only 3 ingredients that you likely already have.

Sensory Play is so important for young kiddos! It allows them to be able to explore their different senses with things they may not be exposed to in everyday life. This DIY Bubble Foam definitely explores touch -it’s creamy, soft, foamy, slippery. It also explores sight (if you use food coloring), and smell (depending on the soap you use). Because Malcolm has learning delays, I think it’s extra important to expose him to Sensory Play. I also love letting him have fun being a little messy!

I will say be careful how much food coloring (if any) you use. Food coloring may stain the tub, the towels, or the kids. You can make one color, or a rainbow! We let the kiddo play with the bubble foam in the bathtub before we run the bath. Then we just fill the tub like normal. A regular bath becomes a fun colorful DIY sensory play bubble foam bath. Just make sure your little one stays seated the whole time, because soap is slippery-duh. Don’t forget to keep the bathroom warm if you’re playing without water in the tub. After the bath I just make sure to rinse his skin off so there is no residue that may irritate his sensitive skin.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of baby soap (any body wash will work, but baby soap is usually designed to be good for sensitive skin)
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1/4 cup of oat flour (if you don’t have oat flour, use a food processor to grind steel cut oats to a fine powder)- you can also substitute for regular flour as this is just meant to stabilize the bubbles, but the oats are really good for the skin
  • Optional: few drops of food coloring of choice- I use gel food coloring for more potent color with less product

How to Make Sensory Bubble Foam:

Add all ingredients to a large mixing bowl and whip with a hand food mixer until foam is dense and holds stiff peaks.

This recipe, once whipped, will at least quadruple in size making a good amount of foam to play with, but feel free to make as much as you want!

Did you try this recipe? Let me know how it turned out!!



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