KSP TV: Creative DIY Ideas To Make Touch and Feel Wooden Sensory Blocks For Toddlers

These lovely DIY sensory blocks for babies and toddlers are made using recycled materials on wooden blocks which are available at any wood supply store. You may also like: Scissor Skill BoxThings You NeedPompomBeadsFake GrassCorrugated PaperVelvet PaperButtonsStrawsCottonWoolCraft SticksPipe CleanerTwineFoilFeathersFoam SheetSuper GlueMethodThe wooden blocks that we used measure approximately 3 inches.
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Sensory play is a very important component to early childhood learning and development. An infant or a young toddler is most intrigued and wants to touch, feel and explore everything he comes across. Sensory blocks offer interesting tactile explorations for children using different textures.

These lovely DIY sensory blocks for babies and toddlers are made using recycled materials on wooden blocks which are available at any wood supply store. These are simple and fun to create and make a fantastic, sensory-rich toy for little hands to explore. You can even personalise and gift these fun DIY blocks s to an infant or toddler!

These blocks can be put into the diaper bag for a quick activity on the go. Try these today and let us know how your child enjoyed playing with them!

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Things You Need

  • Pompom
  • Beads
  • Fake Grass
  • Corrugated Paper
  • Velvet Paper
  • Buttons
  • Straws
  • Cotton
  • Wool
  • Craft Sticks
  • Pipe Cleaner
  • Twine
  • Foil
  • Feathers
  • Foam Sheet
  • Super Glue

Method

  • The wooden blocks that we used measure approximately 3 inches.
  • Collect different types of materials, ranging from rough to smooth, all the way to fluffy.
  • Cut one strip of each of the materials chosen with the block measurement as a guide.
  • Glue the strips of material to the blocks on each side and set aside to dry. Make sure you use different textures on the sides since this will help your child understand the feel of different materials.

Besides being perfect for sensorial exploration, these blocks help with brain development, fine tune their motor skills and enhance creative thinking.

Note: Since some of the material used are small pieces, please keep an eye on your child when he’s playing with the sensorial blocks.

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