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How to Make an Oil and Water Sensory Bag for Science Fun

What’s great about sensory bags is they are so, so, so simple to put together. AND they are completely mess free. That means you can take them on the go, in the waiting room, at restaurants, and you can give them to small children who might otherwise try to put sensory objects into their mouths

To make this Oil and Water Sensory Bag, you will need:

Since this sensory bag is full of liquid, you really want to reduce the risk of bursting. Freezer bags can had weak corners and dripping can happen with the smallest of holes. So the first thing you want to do is tape up the 3 closed sides of your bag with tape.

Place the tape on half of the bag and fold it over to the other side. I suggest doing the sides first and then the bottom.

Once your tape is in place, it’s time to put the bag together.

Start with your baby oil. I don’t measure, but I probably used about 1/4 of a cup of oil.

Then drip in some of your food coloring.

Then add some water. About 1/4 of a cup of water too.

Seal the bag, pushing out most of the air. I do leave a small pocket of air in this sensory bag- but not enough that it could potentially pop.

Tape up the open edge of the bag and it’s ready to play!


Source: everydaychaosandcalm