Space Sensory/Discovery Box

As I was gathering ideas for my space sensory box, I decided that I didn’t want to buy anything. I wanted to make it NOW. So typical of me. I started gathering some odds & ends and that’s what I went with. I realized I have plenty of great things to use for this theme. I did go out & buy the spaced themed TOOB set to add to this {not pictured}.
What’s in it:

  • Davinci star shaped pasta colored with Handy Art Liquid watercolors – gray, black, metallic, yellow/gold
  • crumbled foil
  • bubble wrap
  • spoons/tongs
  • little foil pie plates
  • marbles, bouncy balls {I wanted to include them but I’m very against having these items out}
  • stones
  • beads
  • IKEA bag clips {these things are awesome for whatever you use them for!}
  • black & white connecting cubes – not sure what they’re called?
  • white balloons filled with flour
  • spice jars filled with star beads
  • plastic cups
  • 2 astronaut toys & NASA truck, shuttles that were my husband’s {he’s almost 41!}
  • green slinky pop toobs {cut in pieces}

Too many things? Maybe, but I guess there’s no rules and my kids loved it! The 5 boys dug right in and it was QUIET. Everyone was busy. st1
Favorite items? Spice jars, bubble wrap and flour-filled balloons. st3
Use what you have! I love going down in to my basement and seeing what I come up with. Lots of stuff down there. Open-mouthed smile
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  1. says

    Great Sensory Bin! I’ve been thinking about a space sensory bin the last few days myself and contemplating over the base. Clever idea with the pasta!

  2. says

    This is a wonderful sensory bin. My boys love space, and I know they would get a kick out of this!
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