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. This is a great sensory bin. I love the colored star pasta idea. I “pinning” your post right now! Thanks for sharing!

  2. 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!

  3. Love the idea, especially the colored pasta.

  4. Found your blog from another and I love it! I can’t wait to do the water color ice cubes. Sounds like a fantastic activity because it is blazing hot here!

  5. Looks like an ‘I Spy’ book! I love those things!

  6. love this box! so fun and so much to do.

    Thanks for linking up to the Sunday Showcase – I have featured your post this week – hope to see you posting again this week!


  7. This is a wonderful sensory bin. My boys love space, and I know they would get a kick out of this!
    Happily following from the Sunday Showcase. I would love it if you would follow back. Stop by my blog and say hi! :)



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