12 Days of Christmas Crafts :: Day 4

Cue the Christmas music and hang up your stockings, it is finally Christmas time y’all! With only weeks away from Santa’s arrival, we wanted to do something to inspire you to keep the little ones occupied. So, we bring you “12 Days of Christmas Crafts.” Much like the popular Christmas song, we will give to you a new Christmas craft idea for 12 consecutive days. The posts will include everything you need to know from ingredients to instructions to little tips. Let’s get right into it!

On the fourth day of Christmas, Red Stick Mom gave to me … Christmas present sensory bin,

Salt dough Santa handprint ornaments,

DIY Christmas play dough bins,

and a contact paper Christmas tree activity.

This post is baby liked and approved. But really, if you need a solid half hour of quiet time, put this bin together and it’ll buy you the time!

What you’ll need:

  • Large bin
  • Gift bows
  • Gift boxes
  • Gift filler
  • For older kids: tape, scissors, wrapping paper

For the ease of gathering materials to recreate this sensory bin, I bought everything from Dollar Tree.

How to:

As most sensory bins, start with your filler or base which is the gift filler. Easy to remember because they share the name filler!

Add the gift boxes and ribbon. If this bin is for older toddlers, add in tape, scissors, and pieces of wrapping paper. They can practice wrapping gifts.

As any sensory bin, this bin is meant to be used independently to inspire creativity. With my one year old, I will model the bins function and then step back to allow him to make up his own rules.

My older son ended up pretending that gift wrapping was his job and they wrapped all the boxes in the bin then asked for more! All kids were occupied for some time with this bin so I call it a winner all around.

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