Make a mess-free and edible slimy eyes sensory bag with your toddler for Halloween!
Monsters and slime just seem to go together. With Halloween coming up, I thought a sensory bag with slimy monster eyes was simply perfect!
Often, I’ve filled these sensory bags with hair gel. And I usually don’t have that on hand and buy it just for sensory bags.
Tina, a member of The Activity Room, shared a fantastic alternative for DIY sensory bags.
Tina suggested JELLO.
How awesome of an idea is that? I knew right away that we needed to try it out ASAP.
JELLO is something I usually have on hand, even though I never seem to actually make it. Plus it’s edible!
Keep exploring with these 48 Quick Sensory Bags for kids!
In case your toddler chews a hole in the baggy, they won’t be eating chemicals!
I made it a priority to try this out and share it with you. The result is almost identical to the hair gel.
Easy Edible Slimy Eyes Sensory Bag for Halloween
Obviously, this slimy eyes sensory bag does take a bit of prep. You have to make the JELLO ahead of time, but you can get the kids involved!
To make your own slimy eye sensory bag, you’ll need:
- JELLO, any flavor
- Gallon sized freezer bags
- Googly eyes
- Sheet pan
- Painter’s tape
We made three batches of Jello, two to play with and one to eat later that night.
I then let it lay flat in my fridge until it cooled off.
When it cooled off, I added in the googly eyes to make this a slimy eyes sensory bag. However, you could stick anything in at this point, like buttons.
And then lay it in the fridge to finish setting up. You want the JELLO to be almost all the way firm, but still squishy.
I do want to say this. Lay your sensory bags flat in a sheet pan in your fridge. We had a leak and my fridge was covered in red Jello.
Also, you may want to double bag it. If you do that, you’ll need to tape the inside bag to the outer bag, so it doesn’t fall down when you hang it up.
Get in the Halloween Spirit with Slimy Eyes Sensory Bag for Toddlers
Once everything was ready, I taped the slimy eye sensory bag onto a window for the kids to explore.
The boys thought it was fantastic! They spent a ton of time squishing and playing with the sensory bag.
They liked to try to get all the googly eyes up to the top, and then wipe them back down.
George and Louis raced each other to see who could do it faster. I don’t think they ever successfully got all the eyes to the top before they started sliding down though.
It looks awesome in the sunlight and feels cool on their fingers!
Once you’re done playing for the day, stick the slimy eye sensory bag back into the fridge. That will stop the JELLO from totally melting and allow it to reset.