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Ready for an easy sensory bin to keep the little ones busy and have some major fun? I got you, sis. The boys absolutely loved this “car wash” sensory bin and BEG to play with it over and over. This activity is perfect for indoors or outdoors, but we opted for outside because the weather was so pretty! If you do this inside, a plastic shower curtain underneath the bins is the perfect way to prevent any floor messes. But hey, getting dirty is part of the fun!
I chose to make sensory dirt so we could use it indoors if we wanted to, plus- it smells so good! You’ll thank me later 🙂 The dirt is perfect for washing off little Matchbox cars but peace of mind knowing it’s not actual dirt in the house. Overall, this car wash sensory bin is a huge win! Can’t wait for you to try it out with your little one.
What you’ll need:
2 shallow bins (one for “dirt” and one for soapy water)
Matchbox or plastic cars
Old toothbrush *optional
For Sensory Dirt:
2 cups baking soda
½ cup cocoa powder
3 tablespoons coffee grounds
To Make the Sensory Dirt:
Mix together baking soda, cocoa powder, and coffee grounds. Add more of any ingredients as needed for the size of your bins. We use the Ikea bins that fit in the Flisat table and the proportions listed worked for us!
Add dirt to one bin, and soapy water to the next. Line up the cars to get dirty and give your little one a washcloth and toothbrush to “detail” the vehicles! Both boys, ages 22 months and 4, loved this dirt bin so much.
If you do this bin, be sure to share on your Instagram story and tag me @alyssalehrman so I can see how much fun you’re having!