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Fall Sensory Bin - How to Make Taste-Safe Foam for 3 Year Olds -

Fall Sensory Bin – How to Make Taste-Safe Foam

fall sensory bin taste safe toddler baby foam

This fall sensory bin includes a taste safe foam that even babies and toddlers can enjoy! Throw in some colorful leaves, pine cones, and apples, and you’ve got a fun autumn-themed set-up that will hit all the senses! Read on for the easy, taste-safe foam recipe!

A Taste-Safe Fall Sensory Bin!

Fall is full of so many fun sights, scents and feelings, it is so fun to combine everything in a bin to play with. This sensory bin does the perfect job of integrating all those senses. And it’s safe for little hands to play with and enjoy! 

Like most of our messy play, we set this up outside, but you can easily make it work indoors with a towel or mat underneath the bins! 

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Skills: 

Ages: 3 Years +

Prep Time: 5 Minutes

How to Make a Taste-Safe Fall Sensory Bin!

This set up is super adaptable! Grab some nature right beside your feet like pine cones and fallen leaves! Try and mix up the different textures, which is why we included a foam!

If you have little ones who still put things in their mouth, making a taste-safe foam will give grown ups lots of comfort compared to playing with the soap-foam alternative! In the video, you’ll see the secret ingredient to making the coolest taste-safe foam consistency – bean water!

How to Make a Taste-Safe Fall Sensory Bin!

This set up is super adaptable! Grab some nature right beside your feet like pine cones and fallen leaves! Try and mix up the different textures, which is why we included a foam!

If you have little ones who still put things in their mouth, making a taste-safe foam will give grown ups lots of comfort compared to playing with the soap-foam alternative! In the video, you’ll see the secret ingredient to making the coolest taste-safe foam consistency – bean water!

fall sensory bin taste safe toddler baby foam

What is Aquafaba, aka Taste-Safe Foam?

It’s a fluffy foam created from whipped up bean water. The translation is literally, “bean water.” People who are allergic to eggs use this as an egg replacement in food recipes. 

And like you see here, with our fall-themed sensory bin, aquafaba is also used to replace shaving cream and dish soap in sensory bins so that toddlers can dig right in without any worries of toxicity. 

Whenever I’m cooking chickpeas in the kitchen, I always save the water for sensory play. We’ve used it in lots of fun sensory bins, and even made the foam in every color of the rainbow

Technically, aquafaba can be made with lots of different types of bean water. However, I have tested it with black beans and it did not have the same fluffy and thick results that the chickpea water had!

Materials

Step-by-Step Instructions

Step 1

To make the taste-safe foam, pour the chickpea water into a bowl and save the chickpeas for a yummy lunch or dinner!

Step 2

Whip the chickpea water for 5 minutes until it forms a thick, creamy foam. 

Step 3

Then, add in orange food coloring and cinnamon for a fall-themed scent and look!

Step 4

Add some bowls and spoons for scooping and transferring fall-themed items like leaves, sticks, apples, and pine cones.

Step 1

To make the taste-safe foam, pour the chickpea water into a bowl and save the chickpeas for a yummy lunch or dinner!

Step 2

Whip the chickpea water for 5 minutes until it forms a thick, creamy foam. 

Step 3

Then, add in orange food coloring and cinnamon for a fall-themed scent and look!

Step 4

Add some bowls and spoons for scooping and transferring fall-themed items like leaves, sticks, apples, and pine cones.

The Benefits of Sensory Play

Sensory play is so educational for toddlers. When they feel different textures, they are actively interacting with their environment. This causes their mind to create new connections and grow. Making it taste-safe allows even the youngest to participate and explore, so anytime you want to set up sensory play for your little one, don’t forget about the power of bean water! 

This sensory bin activity is great for fine motor skills as well as creative thinking. Messy play is a fun way for early learners to really dive in and get to explore. The more that they can play and explore with their hands, the better. This will give them the chance to feel and see different textures, smell different scents, and use their minds in new and exciting ways.

fall sensory bin taste safe toddler baby foam

For more sensory play ideas, visit our comprehensive list!

fall sensory bin taste safe toddler baby foam

The Benefits of Sensory Play

Sensory play is so educational for toddlers. When they feel different textures, they are actively interacting with their environment. This causes their mind to create new connections and grow. Making it taste-safe allows even the youngest to participate and explore, so anytime you want to set up sensory play for your little one, don’t forget about the power of bean water! 

This sensory bin activity is great for fine motor skills as well as creative thinking. Messy play is a fun way for early learners to really dive in and get to explore. The more that they can play and explore with their hands, the better. This will give them the chance to feel and see different textures, smell different scents, and use their minds in new and exciting ways.

For more sensory play ideas, visit our comprehensive list!

More Sensory Bins to Explore 

Here are my top picks for sensory bins, toys, and books you can buy.

Build Your Own Sensory Bin Bundle

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Pre-Made Sensory Bins

Whether you want to explore the ocean, dinosaurs, ice cream shop and more. These pre-made kits make set up easy!

Monster Truck Arena

This sensory-play item is perfect for the monster truck fan! It comes with 2 pounds of monster dirt and a monster truck!

Sensory-Based Book

Sensory play doesn’t have to be messy! This fabric book is full of hands-on sensory-based activities!

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