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 seventh day of Christmas, Red Stick Mom gave to me… Christmas Water Play,
Christmas Peppermint Sensory Bin,
Christmas present sensory bin,
Salt dough Santa handprint ornaments,
DIY Christmas play dough bins,
and a contact paper Christmas tree activity.
We love water play and Christmas so when you put the two together, well that’s just pure magic! If you are looking for an activity that is low prep but high entertainment, this is the one for you.
What you’ll need:
- Large bin
- Plastic ornaments
- Glitter or sequin
- Food coloring
- Optional: baster, funnel, strainer
Add water into your sensory bin and mix in your choice in color. Next add in the sequin or glitter and give it all a whirl. Throw in the ornaments and optional items and they’re ready to play. My son’s favorite way to play with this bin is to fill one ornament up with water from another ornament. This simple water sensory bin encourages creative play and learning. A perfect way to keep the little one busy indoors!