Easy Snowman Sensory Bin

snowman Sensory Bin

Hey yawl! Today I want to share with you all our Snowman Sensory Bin. This is so easy to put together and if you didn’t use all your ice balloons from last week’s Easy Ice Sensory Bin then this here will be even easier for you. If you would like to see more Sensory Bin ideas then please visit our Easy Sensory Bin Recipe by Theme page.

We’re still without snow. Yes, we’ve had a little snow during this winter but nothing to brag about. We couldn’t even make a baby snowman from what we got. So once again mommy had to pull a snowman from out the air. Not impossible but to be honest it’s really working my nerves. SNOW WHERE ARE YOU?

 snowman sensory bin

To make this snowman sensory bin


We used

  • Ice balloons
  • Baking soda
  • Rock salt
  • Black dots
  • Top from glue bottle
  • Either one long stick or two twigs



  1. Mix about two cups of baking soda with one cup of rock salt
  2. Line the bottom of the sensory bin with the mixture
  3. Take the balloon off the ice balls and arrange them as a snowman
  4. Take some of the baking soda and salt mixture coat the snowman
  5. Add the dots for eyes and buttons, the glue cap for a nose, and the twigs for arms

I set this up before the kids got up in the morning to hold their interest while I got breakfast together. When the first kid woke up she didn’t waste any time and started to play right away.

Snowman Sensory Bin

The giggles that came from the room were lovely to hear. They were both enjoying this bin with scooping, rolling, counting, comparing, and arranging. It was when they started to notice that the iced snowballs were starting to melt after breakfast that was the most fun.


My preschooler started to notice the holes in the ice and asked me had I put any salt on their snowman in her whining voice. After I told her no she started to really look at the ice and it was the toddler who pulled up a big piece of salt and after licking it said salt and that’s when the tears flowed. I had ruined their snowman. I feel kind of bad about it but then again they happen to be my kids and this could easily change.

 Snowman sensory bin

Change it did! As the snowman started to melt they both started to notice that the snow was now moldable and something like a play dough. They began to make balls of snow and building snowmen. Once all the ice had melted, they stated making mountains with the snow and snow banks for the thawed out river.


This I call a winner in my books. This sensory bin held my girls attention for the entire day. It went through so many changes for them that the fun kept happening. This is one of the reasons why I love sensory bins.


Well guys, that’s it. I hope that you enjoyed this post and I hope that I gave you some kind of inspiration to make your own easy sensory bin.


5 Responses to Easy Snowman Sensory Bin

  1. love the giggles part!! So great that they were able to play with this sensory bin throughout the day…. that’s a winner in my book!
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  2. Aw this is lovely – Thanks for linking up with this week’s parenting pin it party x x x
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  3. Jill says:

    This looks like a ton of fun for the kids!

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