Nature Crafts for Kids: Shooting Star Sensory Bag

For the celebration of the Perseid meteor shower and in connection with Touch the Brightest Star our little squirts and I made this nature craft for kids, a shooting star sensory bag.

To create this process craft you will need:

  • Sandwich bag
  • Hair gel (I bought mine from the dollar store)
  • Confetti stars (also from the dollar store)
  • Multi-color pony beads
  • Packing tape

Hold the sandwich bag open while your child squirts hair gel in. Only fill the bag about 1/4 of the way with hair gel.

Then add your desired amount of pony beads. We chose to use glow in the dark, green, yellow, orange, blue and pink.

Then add your desired amount of star confetti (I found that the confetti was kind of sharp and I was concerned about it cutting through the bag- craft foam stars may be a better choice).

Lastly, zip up the bag and seal the top shut with packing tape. If left unsealed this sensory bag can become an explosion pretty quickly! Once sealed, enjoy!!!

This process craft allows for personalization and creativity as well as a sensory experience. By allowing your kiddo to add whatever color beads and whatever quantity of star confetti it is building their confidence in their ability to make choices. The feelings they get when squishing everything together is a fun way to experience movement of stars. Get celestial and enjoy this celebration of meteors!

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