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Unicorn Sensory Bin

Unicorn Sensory Bin

Unicorn Sensory Bin

Today we have a fun and fantastic Unicorn Sensory Bin for the little ones to try out. This is a fun and simple idea which will go down well with the older preschool kids. Unicorns are pretty popular at the moment and this simple activity can get the kids using fine motor skills and having a lot of fun at the same time. It’s a real sensory experience with colour, sight and touch. Enjoy.

       Unicorn Sensory Bin

 

What You Will Need

Straws Ikea soda staws and milkshake straws in assorted colours.

I used 4 straws of each colour

Ribbon; 12” length; add several strands.

Plastic Unicorn Figurines

A plastic bin with a clip on lid

Unicorn Sensory Bin

AmazonBasics Multipurpose Scissors - 3-PackAmazonBasics Multipurpose Scissors – 3-PackAssorted Bright Colors Jumbo Smoothie Straws, Pack of 100 PiecesAssorted Bright Colors Jumbo Smoothie Straws, Pack of 100 PiecesUnicorns Animals (12 per package)Unicorns Animals (12 per package)

 

Let’s Make It

Cut your straws by colour in assorted lengths.

Unicorn Sensory Bin

As you cut the straws add it to the plastic bin to layer the colours!

Unicorn Sensory Bin

I layered the colours to try and look like a rainbow to give it a bright and bold effect.

Unicorn Sensory Bin

Tie a knot one on end of the ribbons.

Unicorn Sensory Bin

Depending upon the width of your ribbon you may want to add several knots so that the straws will not slip off.

Unicorn Sensory Bin

Add a few unicorn figurines for fun!

Unicorn Sensory Bin

With supervision, allow your child to explore the texture and colours of the straws in the bin and thread them onto the ribbon.

Unicorn Sensory Bin

Enjoy!

Unicorn Sensory Bin

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