New Year’s Eve is finally here. As we say goodbye to 2020, I wanted to share a festive activity to include in your celebrations. Depending on the age of your child, this may be a night where they get to stay up later than usual, while others may celebrate Noon Year’s and enjoy activities during the day. This sensory bin is perfect for all age groups and will keep little hands busy into the weekend.
For this New Year’s sensory bin I incorporated dry black beans, mini party hats, die cuts, pom poms and cupcake liners. The mini party hats can be created using solid or patterned paper/card stock that you may have around the house. I’ve also included a free template below that you can print at home. To get started, simply cut out your paper following the template and fold the pieces into a cone shape allowing the edges to slightly overlap into each other. The can secure the mini party hats using tape or adhesive dots. Glue could also be used but it may take longer to create a secure hold. Once your hats are complete, you can add pom poms to the top or just throw them into the bin separately.
- 1 Plastic storage bin
- I used the Sterlite 28qt under bed storage bin
- 6 Pounds of dry black beans
- Add more or less for your needs
- Plain or patterned paper/card stock
- Tape or glue
- Cupcake liners
- Measuring cups or scoops
- Pom poms
- Additional toys and celebration supplies
- Look around the house for toys you already own or visit your local dollar store for affordable new additions
This sensory bin was designed to include basic items you already have at home or in your existing craft supplies. While I used dry black beans in this sensory bin you could use whatever filler you have on hand. I could see rainbow rice being a great option for this theme. Additionally, you can add extras beyond the base materials. If you own a Cricut, adding die cuts of fun words/phrases or 2021 numbers could be another great way to personalize your bin.