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This post is all about how to create your own sensory toys for your babies & toddlers, at home, on a budget. These diy sensory blocks will not disappoint.
A Fun & Easy Sensory Toy for Babies
This is one or my favorite and easiest toy DIYs ever. It is so great for babies of all ages and gives them great exposure to different textures during playtime. Blocks are also a great learning tool for babies, to practice stacking & building. They are small and easy to store and cost under 10$ to make & look so cool. This is also fun because it gives you and your child the opportunity to get creative on which textures you choose! So pick something unique that your child enjoys.
1. Wooden Blocks – I got mine from Home Depot. I linked a 50 pack from amazon that is under $15 which is a great deal!
2. Hot Glue Gun & Glue Sticks – I have had this one for years and love that it comes in a pack!
3. Anything with texture! This is where you get creative. A lot of mine were made up of free flooring samples from Home Depot and the others were just things my child enjoyed playing with around the house like a sponge, leaves, clothes, pompoms, wooden sticks, button from old jeans..and so on (it could be anything that is not dangerous for the baby)
These pictures are just a couple of examples of the variations we put together and then a close up of all the sides of one of the blocks.
The clothing block is one of my son’s favorites it has like a old cut pair of jeans, leather and a t-shirt material. I love this one because of all of the details of the jeans that are so interesting for the babies. It has the whole roughness of the jean, a loop, a button and a zipper to feel.
Some of the other textures we added were pom-poms, hot glue (literally just hot glue- you cannot really tell in the picture but it is cool because they can feel the difference of that and the wood), a sponge, a dish towel, sample of carpet, turf & garage flooring and literally anything you can think of or have around the house! So ultimately you are just paying for the blocks & hot glue/hot glue gun if you don’t already have one, everything else is samples or something you already have it laying around your house!
Hope you and your babies enjoy! Tag us on instagram if you and your babies try this! We would love to see what you come up with!
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