How to Dye Hay

how to dye hay for sensory play


Today we’re demonstrating how to dye hay for sensory play and crafts.  It’s eco-friendly, inexpensive, and reusable.  Hay or natural wood excelsior is a filler generally used for decorating baskets or flower arrangements.  But, it’s also a wonderful non-food sensory material that sculpts, glues, and absorbs colors quickly and beautifully. Continue reading

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Shamrock Foam Dough Hidden Shapes Tray

Shamrock Foam Dough Hidden Shapes Tray by Crayon Box Chronicles

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Today’s invitation to create and play explores loose materials, hidden shapes and tracing, and classic foam dough.  Our shamrock foam dough is soft, fragrant, and uses just 3 simple ingredients – cornstarch, shaving cream, and green food coloring.  We added shimmering gold glitter and shamrock goodies to complete our easy-to set-up St. Patrick’s Day activity. Continue reading

Root Beer Vanilla Float Play Dough

Root Beer Vanilla Float Scented Play Dough

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Grab a barrel full of old-fashioned pop with the frothy, full-bodied textures of root beer and vanilla play dough! Remember A&W root beer floats as a kid? Today’s invitation to create with homemade scented play dough explores creamy textures, classic sensory play, and rich scented sweetness. Continue reading

Batman Play Dough & Party Favors

Batman Play Dough Party Favors by Crayon Box Chronicles

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Na-na-na-na BATMAN! Let’s start the new year off with a POW! – superhero style!  My son is really getting into superheroes, so homemade sparkly play dough and matching bags seemed perfect for his party! Making homemade stencils is inexpensive, easy, and fun! Plus, you can use the stencil for other creative projects! Plus, printable tags and stencil are included! Continue reading

Sticky Scented Rice Christmas Tree – Winter Sensory Play

Sensational Winter Sensory Play Series by Crayon Box Chronicles

Welcome to our last post in our Sensational Winter Sensory Play Series! I’m teaming up with the wonderful and super-talented Frogs Snails and Puppy Dog Tails to bring you fun, sensory-related winter activities in November.  So far we’ve explored the Antarctic Sensory Iceberg with small world play and Build-A-Snowman Foam Dough play! Today, we’ll be making Scented Rice Sticky Christmas Tree.  We will be linking to each others posts, so please stop by Jaime’s page too! Links will be at the bottom of each post.  Now, let’s dive into our scented rice activity!

Sticky Scented Rice Christmas Tree Art by Crayon Box Chronicles

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