I admit it, I love Halloween. Ever since my son was born, I began thinking about Halloween costumes (he was Yoda that year). As soon as my daughter arrived, she was unfortunately subject to the same torture. I love the scary movies on the television. I love looking at the creative costumes and I love the idea of trick or treating.
With all that said, of course I had to make some Halloween themed sensory bins to celebrate this occasion. We have included Amazon affiliate links in this article to make finding the items faster and easier for you!
3 Halloween Sensory Bins
Monsters University Sensory Bin
My children’s birthday theme was Monsters University, so this is a film the whole family enjoys. When my son was given the Monsters University figurine set for his birthday, I knew this would be great to put in a sensory bin. We used black beans which provide a unique texture and weight. Also, in the bin was a MU cup. I have also seen Monster figurines at The Dollar Tree as well as Walmart which had the various fraternities and sororities of MU.
Most sensory bins contain various fillers (such as beans, water beads, water, etc.) but I thought for this it might be interesting to work with a fabric texture and attempt to complete this in the dark. After a quick trip to Dollar Tree, I found some black netting and glow in the dark spiders and snakes. You can also use Safar Ltd. Toobs such as Insects or Glow-in-the-Dark Halloween. To add more texture, add some items from nature like pine cones and dry leaves.
I attempted to make my own Goop but it fell flat. So, after a quick run to the dollar store I found some sticky material that is more liquid than silly putty but not as wet as goop. I also found a package of eyes at the same store. Total cost= $2. I really liked how this sensory bin looked like a monster and so did my daughter.
We look forward to continue our exploration of sensory bins!