Halloween is right around the corner and this is the best time to try “spooky” activities with your little ones!
There’s nothing more fun than sensory play! Kids love hands-on play, where they can feel textures, squish things, get creative and use their imagination. This is why we love sensory play activities because they keep the kids busy and happy, plus they are so affordable to make.
The best part is that this activity is not only fun but it’s taste safe! So if you’re toddler is playing with this halloween sensory activity and decides to eat a noodle, you don’t have to worry about it. It’s completely edible and safe.
You can get creative and use other colors for the spaghetti and add all sorts of toys. We have even made this in a bigger bin and hid creepy creatures in the noodles so the kids had to look for them and find them.
If you have older kids, they can help you dye the noodles for some extra fun.
This activity takes about an hour to prepare since you have to wait a little bit for the color to set in so make sure you plan ahead.
Halloween Noodles Sensory Activity
- Organic spaghetti noodles
- Natural food coloring: green, red and yellow
- 2 stainless steels bowls
- Organic olive oil
- Small halloween small toys, like eyeballs, TOOB insects, glow-in-the-dark Halloween creatures or these bugs
- Bin or container for sensory play
- Gloves (optional)
Cook spaghetti according to package instructions but leave it a little more al dente so that it isn’t overly squishy when played with.
Strain with cold water to cool it down quickly and separate the pieces. Then add a bit of olive oil to the spaguetti to keep them from sticking together.
Separate the noodles into two separate bowls.
Add green food coloring to one bowl and mix well. Keep adding drops of food coloring to make sure you cover all the noodles and until you achieve the right shade of green. Make sure you mix it well.
You may want to wear gloves before mixing the food coloring in. However, once the spaghetti sits for a bit, it will not leave food coloring on your hands so you don’t have to worry about your kids having stained hands.
Add equal amounts of red and yellow food coloring to the other bowl of spaghetti and mix well to get an orange color. Again, you can wear gloves during the initial mixing if desired.
Let the noodles sit for about half an hour. Once they’ve sat for a while your kids will be able to play with them without getting the color in their hands.
Transfer to colored spaghetti to a sensory bowl or bin and add in all the small halloween toys.
Let your kids explore, feel the textures and have fun with it!
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