Lately, the humidity here has been insane. As such we have been looking for any and every way to cool down while playing outside without flooding the yard running sprinklers. With it raining here almost every night I would have a mud pit for a backyard if I were to do that. In our hunt for creative ways to play with water this summer, we discovered soap foam. This Chocolate Soap Foam is a super easy and fun sensory play bin for kids, and it is perfect for cooling down!
Making this recipe is quick and easy. Let your kids help, it’s part of the fun! …it’s also full of all sorts of sneaky ways to challenge them developmentally 😉
How to Make Chocolate Soap Foam
- Large Plastic Bin, such as an under the bed storage container (buy here)
- Castile Soap (buy here)
- Cocoa Powder (buy here)
- Whisk (buy here)
- Water Toys
- Fill the bottom of your large bin with water. It doesn’t take much. We used about a 1/2 gallon for our tub and that was about the equivalent of an inch deep.
- Add in 3-6tbsp. of soap and whisk. If you have a foaming soap dispenser you could also do it that way. I prefer to let my kids whisk it up, it is great for coordination and muscle building.
- While whisking, add in cocoa powder until you reach a color and scent that fits your needs. We used about 1/2 cup.
- Then add toys and play!
All of the kids (and the dog) came over to play. This was the first time that Roo had really jumped into playing with a sensory bin. He literally jumped in. They all had so much fun scooping.
exploring different types of scoops – all with different size holes in them.
And as the chocolate bubbles began to die down in their sensory bin, they quickly whipped them back up again.
Other Ways to Play with Soap Foam