Exploring different textures is essential for children’s development. A shaving cream sensory bin provides a fantastic opportunity to strengthen fine motor skills while having fun with different textures. In this blog post, we’ll guide you through creating a sensory bin that’s perfect for autism behavior support

Benefits of Shaving Cream Sensory Play: 

  • Fine Motor Skills: Scooping, pouring, and manipulating objects in the sensory bin improve hand-eye coordination and finger dexterity. 
  • Sensory Exploration: Children experience different textures, colors, and sensory inputs, enhancing their sensory processing skills. 
  • Calming and Relaxing: Sensory play can help regulate emotions and reduce anxiety. 
  • Creativity: Children can express themselves by drawing or creating patterns in the foam. 

Materials Needed: 

  • Shaving foam 
  • Plastic toys or objects to mix in (e.g., small plastic animals, foam letters, or colorful beads) 
  • Food coloring (optional) 
  • A large container (plastic tub or shallow bin) 
  • Something to mix with (craft stick, paintbrush, or hands) 

How to make your sensory bin: 

  • Fill a large plastic tub with a layer of shaving cream. 
  • Spread and smooth out the foam. 
  • Place drops of food coloring over the shaving foam. 
  • Introduce plastic toys, small bowls, foam blocks, or any other safe items your child can mix into the shaving cream 
  • Enjoy Playing! 

Creating a shaving cream sensory bin is a fun way to engage children in sensory exploration. Encourage your child to create patterns in the foam and talk about how the foam feels. Whether your child is in ABA therapy or not, this activity promotes learning, creativity, and fine motor development. 

If you’re interested in learning more about how ABA therapy can benefit your child, or if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re here to help you on this journey. Give us a call at (855) 444-5664 to get started