After I made the No Sew, Non-Skid Knee Pads, I thought we could make some sensory toys with the other half of the socks since J is so into how everything feels now. If you don’t have a need for the baby knee pads, or haven’t made them yet (it’s never too late!), you can use extra material, old socks or new socks for this fun and simple sensory activity.
Let’s Get Started!
- Clean socks/material in the form of a pouch
- Dried beans, rice, and/or pasta
- Cute babe!
1. Collect your materials and baby in a central location. Be careful your little one doesn’t put anything in his/her mouth while sorting through these ingredients! J was very interested in the uncooked pasta so we had to be quick!
2. Carefully check the socks/material you are using to make sure there aren’t any holes in the heals/toes/corners. Then begin filling the socks with a mixture of rice, beans and pasta. **I poured the materials in straight from the bag/box, but if your little one is able to be more involved in the process, I suggest to put the materials into small bowls or paper plates for a great fine motor project!
3. Fill the socks/materials about a third of the way and knot the material. I decided to leave extra room at the top so J could have a handle to swing it around if he so desired.
4. Let your baby or tot explore the new sensory experience and play, play, play!