Baby oil has a scent that either you love or hate and I have some kids in each camp so some of them can’t get enough of these while others choose not to play with them because of the smell and I’m okay with that.
Moon dough is so easy to make and provides hours of fun. I recommend playing with it outside as it does tend to be a messy activity.
The basic recipe of moon dough is 8 cups of flour mixed with 1 cup of baby oil. If you are making this for a younger child who may try to eat it, you can replace the baby oil with cooking oil. It will not have the scent but will be safer for younger children.
Sensory bags are just as easy to make as moon dough is. I put about equal amounts of water and baby oil in a sandwich bag and then added a few drops of food colouring. You could also add glitter to the bags. The kids really enjoyed squishing the bags and especially liked laying them flat and seeing the colour displace when touching the bag with their finger.
To make this one, I just added baby oil, water, glitter, and a few drops of food colouring to an empty water bottle.