I got it in my head that for Georgie’s third birthday I wanted to gift every child a sensory box from Young, Wild, & Friedman. This is completely Jada Leigh’s fault ((@jadadleigh)) with her daughter’s gorgeous T.B.B.C’s Darien Daisy themed party. Julie Friedman makes the most magnificent sensory kits and mini kits imaginable. From making beautiful play dough from scratch and coming up with kits galore, I just became obsessed immediately. I am going to preface my post on how to make DIY sensory kits and what comes up next by saying– if you want to buy these from anyone, please check her out because she definitely deserves your business!
I couldn’t afford what I wanted from Julie (which is totally cool, budgets and stuff), so decided to give a crack at it myself. Why not make play dough with the girls and put together a really personalized party favor for Georgie’s party. Here is a step by step guide on how to come up with your very own Mermaid Sensory Kits. Obviously you can make whatever theme you wish, but the research is catered to the theme we went with.
DIY Mermaid Sensory Kit
- DIY Play Dough (my how to here)
- Small Boxes with dividers: set of 24 for $61 or less with coupons (this is what I purchased since I needed 20), 3 pack for $12, or one for $6
- Loose “gems” for $9
- Tropical fish $10
- Sea plants $10
- Gold coins $8
- Mermaid figurines $10
- Pearls $9
This was not only super fun to make but has been a hit in our own home as well as our friends’. I have some empty boxes left over and you better believe I’ll be making something else with my girls before summer is over. I hope this inspires you to try to make a sensory kit of your own or to purchase one from the amazing Julie Friedman of Young, Wild, & Friedman!