Fight End-of-Summer Boredom With Sensory Play Days

Fighting boredom at the end of the summer can be hard. Keep the kids entertained with some fun play ideas.

Dr. Joyce Sibbett shares some great sensory activities for the kids to enjoy.


Pipe Cleaner Crystals:

Mix 3-4 tablespoons of Borax into every 1 cup of boiling water (it’s recommended to use about 3 cups of water total). Stir until the water becomes clear and the majority of Borax is dissolved.

You are creating a saturated solution, which means you need to add enough Borax to the boiling water that no more can be dissolved into the water. Keep adding and stirring until the water stops dissolving the Borax.

For best results, add enough Borax that you can see a small pile of it on the bottom of the glass after stirring, still keeping the water clear. NOTE: If you add so much Borax that the water becomes cloudy, your crystals will be cloudy as well. Add more boiling water!

Once you the solution is ready, make pipe cleaner shapes to dip into the Borax solution. Leave pipe cleaners in solution over night to form crystals.

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