Rainbow Dyed Chickpeas

Rainbow Dyed Chickpeas are a quick and easy sensory bin filler that kids will love!
How to Dye Chickpeas for Sensory Play

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For the last year we have been trying out different types of sensory play fillers and experimenting with how to dye them. To date, these Acrylic Rainbow Dyed Chickpeas have been the easiest to dye and quickest to dry!

Rainbow Dyed Chickpeas are a quick and easy sensory bin filler that kids will love!

One of the things that I loved about these is that they were so bright and playful. My kids played with them for a good 45 minutes before even adding in toys! Rainbow Dyed Chickpeas are an awesome sensory bin filler. They would even be fun in a sensory bottle!

Rainbow Dyed Chickpeas are a quick and easy sensory bin filler that kids will love!

How to Make Acrylic Rainbow Dyed Chickpeas

Items Needed

  • Dried Chickpeas (buy here)
  • Sandwich Bags (buy here)
  • Acrylic Paint (buy here)
  • Sensory Bin (buy here)

Rainbow Dyed Chickpeas are a quick and easy sensory bin filler that kids will love!

Directions

  1. Use one bag for each color of chickpeas you plan on dyeing. Disperse the chickpeas evenly among those bags. We used about 2-3 handfuls per bag and it filled up our sensory bin with more than enough to play with.
  2. In each bag add in a squirt of acrylic paint. It took us about a quarter size for each color. Seal the bag and shake. Letting your kids shake up the colors is a great way to get some proprioceptive input.
  3. Open each bag and set out to dry. We set ours, with each bag opened, in our sensory bin to keep them from spilling over. Check back in a couple minutes to seal and shake again in order to break up any clumps.
  4. After about 15 minutes your beans should be dried and ready to play!

Rainbow Dyed Chickpeas are a quick and easy sensory bin filler that kids will love!

My kids wasted no time at all to jump into play. They scooped, poured, and discussed colors.

Rainbow Dyed Chickpeas are a quick and easy sensory bin filler that kids will love!

Even Mr. Roo couldn’t resist how bright and playful the bin was!

Rainbow Dyed Chickpeas are a quick and easy sensory bin filler that kids will love!

Although, he did try to eat them and required very close supervision while playing. I can’t say I can blame him – they do look like some delicious candy!

Rainbow Dyed Chickpeas are a quick and easy sensory bin filler that kids will love!

So.Much.Fun!

Rainbow Dyed Chickpeas are a quick and easy sensory bin filler that kids will love!

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