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Learn how to make soap clouds for a rainbow sensory bin. Get started with a few simple supplies and create hours of hands-on fun for the little ones!

As part of my ongoing series, ABC Sensory, we’ve been exploring a different sensory activity for each letter of the alphabet.  And for today’s letter R sensory play, we’ll be making Rainbows with soap clouds and colored noodles!  In this post I’ll show you exactly how easy it is to make.  Plus, I created a FREE checklist to help you make you own sensory bins.  Click the link to get access before getting started: FREE Idea Checklist: How To Create ABC Sensory Bins.

Make your own rainbow noodles & soap clouds - sensory play

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Start by making your rainbow pasta.  In a previous post I’ve detailed step-by-step instructions on how to dye spaghetti noodles to make colorful rainbow pasta.  Click HERE to check it out!

rainbow pasta

After making your rainbow pasta, you’ll now want to make the soap clouds!

Simply unwrap your bar of ivory soap and break it into a few smaller pieces.  Set one piece of soap on a paper plate and place it in the microwave.  Heat for about 60 seconds and watch as the soap expands into a fluffy white cloud.  SO COOL!

ivory soap for soap cloud
soap cloud

Now that you have your rainbow pasta and soap clouds, you can add some letter R’s into the bin to help reinforce that R is for Rainbow.

And that’s it!  Let the fun begin!

rainbow sensory bin
soap cloud rainbow sensory bin

Make It A Game

Try pushing all the letter R’s under the rainbow and have the kids try to find them all!

soap cloud rainbow sensory bin

Sneak In Some Learning

As your child is playing, try asking questions like:

“What letter are we learning about today?”

“What sound does the letter R make?”

“R is for what?…. Rainbow!”

soap cloud rainbow sensory bin

Try Making a Soap Cloud Rainbow Sensory Bin

Make learning fun with a soap cloud rainbow sensory bin.  Try making one with your kids today!

Be sure to check out the rest of my alphabet sensory bins.  And show me what you’ve made!  Join me on Instagram or Facebook and share your sensory bins with me!  Or leave me a message in the comments below.  I love hearing from you!


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