It's been another creative night where I've been experimenting with sensory toys that can be made easily at home with little cost involved. Our daughter has helped me with a sensory glove. Each finger/the thumb has a different texture inside it - we have chosen paperclips, sugar cubes, pasta, tissue paper and cotton wool. The body of the glove has been filled with scrunched up newspaper and then we tied it at the top and decorated it with a face. As well as getting used to the feel of different textures, a child can use it as a puppet and let their imagination run away with them.
Another quick and easy project is to fill a ziplock bag with hair gel and add some plastic sea creatures. Gaffer tape the top, so that the hair gel doesn't leak onto the floor. It's a great sensory bag to squeeze and for children that don't like getting messy, it is a simple way for them to feel a slimy texture without getting any of it on them!