Soap Foam has been one of those things that have been on my to-do list since the first time that I saw it in a classroom recipe book binder. It’s also one of those sensory bins that I have always just kinda put off because something shinier catches my eye. It’s just like a bubble bath right? There’s nothing too special about it…
At least that is what I would tell myself until I finally tried it. Y’all sensory foam has quickly become one of my favorite styles of sensory bins. There is a beauty in simplicity! This Watermelon Soap Foam Sensory Bin took us less than 5 minutes to throw together and my kids played with it all afternoon!
When we originally sat down to do this activity we were planning on making a strawberry lemonade soap foam — that just sounds so delicious! But, when we went to our pantry to check out what type of powdered drinks we had, we quickly realized we didn’t have anything but Tang and Cocoa which we had already given a go in our Orange Tang Scented Soap Foam and our Chocolate Soap Foam…so we had to get creative.
Luckily, I love to bake so the one thing I am never short on is candy flavoring. After digging through my baking cupboard and finding some watermelon liquid candy flavoring, we were back in business.
How to Make a Watermelon Soap Foam Sensory Bin
- Unscented Dish Soap
- Watermelon Candy Flavoring
- Red Food Dye
- Sensory Bin
- Fill the bottom of your bin with about an inch of water. It doesn’t take much.
- Add in 3-6 tbsp. of unscented dish soap.
- Pour in candy flavoring until you reach a scent level that you enjoy. We put in about 4 tbsps.
- Add in a couple drops of red food dye for color.
- Whisk. My kids love doing this step on their own and it is great for building coordination and developing muscles. You can also use an electric beater to get a stiffer foam.
My kids love adding in their plastic kitchen toys.
I don’t know what it is, but there is something about sensory foam that gets them cooking! They even pretend to wash the dishes off afterwards!
(p.s. sorry, but yes, you still need to wash any toys added to a scented foam bin after playing. As the bubbles die down, the leftover water will be sticky. However, the bubbles themselves are not sticky at all).
We love to play this outside where we don’t have to worry about mess.
Because there will be splashes and spills. Also, playing outside makes clean up a breeze. Just turn on the hose and spray 😉