So...I was looking on line and was in search for a project to do for my son. Some kind of activity that sparked his interest which fluctuates often but includes bugs and insects. I stumbled across an insect sensory bin that seemed rather simple and easy to do. It turned out to be a huge hit and is one of his favorites.
The first step is sorting out the bugs. There are 3 different types of bugs. I wanted each bug type to be a different color so that is why I separated them. You can dye them all one color or section them into three or more piles and have a mix of each insect with different color choices.
Next I dyed the bugs using thee Food Coloring and Alcohol and Zip lock bag. I put approximately 1/4 cup of rubbing alcohol into the zip lock bag with a few drops of the food color of my choice. I then dumped in my insect pasta and shook them up. ***This is a step that you can share with your toddler provided they do not know how to open a ziplock bag. Jeremy enjoyed shaking the bag and dancing around.*** I then let the baggie sit for approximately 30 minutes turning it every 5 minutes or so to make sure that insects were coated as evenly as possible.
After the insects were colored I laid them out in a thin layer on the foil lined pan to dry. For me I forgot about the insects so they dried overnight and then I scooped them up.
In my storage bin I poured the black beans and then put in my insects and put the lid on and shook them up. Insect sensory bin complete!
Embracing my imperfection and striving for perfection through grace.