Hi friends! Today I’m sharing an easy holiday sensory box that I put together for Riley and Greyson. It is really simple to make, and lots of fun for kids! I love all of the sensory kits on the market right now, but many are sold out for the holidays. After one quick Michael’s trip, we had our own! What’s so fun about this, is how easy it is to customize to your child’s likes. While I’m linking everything I’m able to find on Michael’s website, not everything is available online. Make sure to check in store! I’m also linking similar items from Amazon that work.
Holiday Sensory Box Supplies
- A plastic box to store everything in. Bead boxes are perfect for this because of the multiple compartments. They generally aren’t very expensive, and Michael’s usually offers fifty percent off in store. Some of the boxes have adjustable interiors, which is perfect for different size items.
- Various sizes and textures of pom pom’s are a must. For our Christmas theme, we have small red pom poms, small white pom poms, and red and white sparkle pom poms. They’re inexpensive and great for so many different crafts. Plus, my kids just love playing with them! Our elves have been having lots of fun with them at night, too. ????
- Bells for sound and a different texture, which is metal. I had some on hand, but I linked ones that I bought for a school craft for the kids. They fit perfectly and come in several colors.
- Miniature ornaments and vase filler are great for imaginative play and some sparkle. There are multiple color options and sizes available. I divided them up by filler and ornaments just to change things up and spread them out.
- Miniature Christmas trees are the real MVP here. Because there are no characters, these make up for that. The bottle brush trees are soft and flexible, which is perfect for busy little hands.
- Just to round it out, I threw in some foam stickers in candy cane and Christmas shapes. My kids are loving these so much that I keep refilling them from my back stock.
- Now, Play Doh should be included, but I could not find it in stock anywhere. Seriously, Michael’s and Target are both empty of it! We are just using what we have on hand, but a cute red and green Play Doh would be so cute and great for imaginative play.
All in, I spent about $20 to make this. Michael’s often has 50% off deals in store and always has a twenty percent off coupon available online. Make sure to grab that before you shop! I know that they are also offering buy online, pick up in store in most places right now. This took me five minutes to put together and Riley and Greyson have been playing with is every day. I even caught Avery sneaking some of the vase filler and stickers! Thank you for letting me share this easy holiday sensory box with you!