We all know how important it is for your kids to wash their hands. But getting your kids to take the time to properly wash their hands isn’t always easy. My favourite way to make hand washing a little more fun is by creating fun hand soaps for kids. And if you have a little one at home who loves magical creatures, like unicorns and fairies, this adorable sensory hand soap is the perfect way to help them have fun while practicing hand washing.
We also have made a Simple Bugs Fun Hand Soap for Kids that’s fun too, especially for kids who like insects.
Sensory Hand Soap
- Soap container with push dispenser
- Liquid hand soap
- Toy unicorns and fairy
- Curled blue, purple, white, and pink ribbon
- Remove the lid from the hand soap container and set it aside.
- Place the toy unicorns, fairy, beads, and curled ribbon into the bottle.
- Replace the lid and lightly shake the bottle to move the pieces around.
Unicorn and Fairy Soap Ideas
There are so many fun ways you can decorate the inside of your soap bottle to create a fairy wonderland! In addition to the elements we added to our soap bottles, there are a few other supplies you could mix into your own soap to create a magical sensory bottle for your kids to use in the bathroom, like:
- Pom poms
- Small flowers
What is Sensory Hand Soap?
Educating toddlers and preschoolers is all about learning while playing. And one popular way to keep those young kids engaged is with the help of sensory bottles. Turning a plain soap dispenser into a sensory experience is a great way to help make hand washing a little more fun for little ones. Sensory hand soap takes the concept of a sensory bottle and moves it into the bathroom to help your little ones stay engaged while they learn a practical life skill – hand washing.
How Do You Use Sensory Hand Soap?
Your kids can use this DIY hand soap for kids just like traditional hand soap. Just help your kids wet their hands, then pump a small amount of soap onto their hands. While they’re lathering the soap, they can examine the soap bottle to find the different elements inside.
To get rid of dirt and germs, kids should wash their hands for at least 20 seconds. Using the hand soap as a distraction is a great way to ensure your kids spend the proper amount of time lathering and washing their hands. As your kids scrub their hands, they could:
- Identify each of the different characters inside the soap
- Count the pieces floating inside the bottle
- Name the colours of each toy, ribbon, and bead in the soap