Toddler Sensory Bag with Slimy Eyes

Create a slimy experience for toddlers without the mess with a sensory bag! It’s a perfect sensory activity for Halloween.

As well as perfect for all ages, including babies and toddlers! I saw these Halloween and fall hair gel sensory suncatchers from Happy Hooligans. They have lots of ideas that they added to their sensory bag suncatchers.

Toddler Sensory Bag with Slimy Eyes

What’s in this sensory bag? Simply just hair gel.

Add googly eyes for some Halloween fun.

Our hair gel just happened to be orange, so there was no coloring needed to get our Halloween effect. If you have clear hair gel add food coloring or paint to the bag [or two primary colors to learn about mixing!] for added sensory and mixing fun!

Tape it on a window that gets great sunlight and you’ve created a spooky suncatcher!

Halloween sensory bag for toddlers

George absolutely loved this and felt the bag in every way he could! Including his mouth.

[Warning: be careful to not let them bite the bag… if they do, simply tape over the hole with scotch tape! I may have had to do this…]

Sensory bag for toddlers

Wonderful sensory goodness going on.

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Henry was at school while George explored the googly eye slime.

But when Henry got home, he immediately went to the window to see what it was all about.

Sensory bag

He drove the dual wheel of his tractor through it over and over, watching the ‘tracks’ it made in the gel.

Sensory bag on window

Pretty nifty SPOOKY sensory stuff!

This is one of the 50 Activities Just for your Toddler!

George is 1 year old. Henry is 3 years old.


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  1. stephanie a. says

    my kids would LOVE this…and they ain't toddlers anymore : ) (and I finally have an excuse to dump out my husband's hair gel, [insert evil laugh here])

  2. Joyce @Dinosaurs And Octopuses says

    My son is four and he would love this! Slime and googly eyes! Who wouldn't love that?! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Toddler Approved says

    Love these and still haven't had a sec to make them. I have pinned this and will hopefully try when I get back from my girls trip. Thanks for sharing this on my Best of October link up! You are awesome.

  4. School System Occupational Therapist in Virginia says

    Just love it, especially on the sliding door. Can see using it with kiddos in a class for students with severe disabilities. K.

  5. Jean Smyth says

    I love the idea but my concern would be that the child bites or rips a hole in the bag. I have no idea what hair gel is made of, but it can’t be very healthy if eaten.

  6. says

    Oh man, I love this! We’ve done different varieties like paint and glue mixtures, but I’ve never thought to add things like googly eyes (which my sons love!). Definitely doing this today!

  7. VICKY mum of three :) says

    For the lady who was worried about the bag being bitten open, I’ve done this using a weak Jelly mix (we’ve used red & green so far) We had no hair gel lol. So glad to read you had another safe delivery Melissa :) and a pink version to go with your blues! woohoo (I have 2 blues and a pink) Thank you for sharing so many wonderful ideas xxxxxx

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