How To Make A Colorful Unicorn Sensory Bin for Little Kids

Check out this colorful unicorn sensory bin for little kids! Dyed rice in pink, blue, and purple makes this fun tray a hit with preschoolers! Add a few cups and spoons and let them explore to their heart’s content. You’re definitely going to want to try it out!

pink, blue, and purple dyed rice with text: Unicorn Sensory BinUnicorns are all the rage these days and especially for little kids. You know what that means, don’t you? Lots of experimenting with putting together a colorful unicorn sensory bin and of course we’re sharing the final result.

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tray filled with blue, pink, and purple dyed rice separated by color
We used dyed rice pink, aqua, and purple, and added lots of shimmer and shine with stars and sequins. This sensory bin is sure to be a hit for the unicorn lover in your life.

blue, pink, and purple dyed rice on tray
It’s so quick & easy! Are you ready to get started?

pink, blue, and purple dyed rice mixed together
Colorful Unicorn Sensory Bin for Little Kids

What you’ll need

cookie sheet with pink, blue, and purple dyed rice
Here’s how to do it

  • First, you’ll want to dye the rice. I put some rice in a plastic Ziploc bag, added a little bit of liquid watercolor and shook it until all of the rice was the color that I wanted. You’ll want to start with a very small amount of liquid watercolor and slowly add more until you get the desired shade. For our colorful unicorn sensory bin, we used pink, blue, and purple.
  • Remember to double-check that the bag is completely sealed and that you’re dying enough rice to cover the bottom of your cookie sheet.
  • After that, I lined the cookie sheet with wax paper and dumped the rice out onto the cookie sheet. You’ll need to spread it out some so that it dries.
  • Because you’re making a few different colors of dyed rice, you’ll need to repeat the process for each color.
  • When the rice is completely dry (I usually let it dry overnight), I mixed it all together and dumped it directly onto the cookie sheet.
  • To make this sensory bin all kinds of awesome, I added sequins and wood veneer stars.

pink, blue, and purple dyed rice mixed together
Doesn’t it look awesome? My little kids were all about it and I’m sure that your little kids will be too!

colorful sequins and star wood veneers mixed into dyed rice
This is one of the many reasons why I love being a creative mama. You know, because anything and everything that I could possibly need is most likely right here in the studio. And then some. Lol…

cookie sheet filled with colorful sequins, wooden star shapes, and dyed rice
We grabbed some really fun sequins and even a few wood veneer stars to add some sparkle to our colorful unicorn sensory bin.

metal cookie sheet containing dyed rice, sequins, and wooden star shapes
I really do love how this turned out! And of course make sure to add a few cups and spoons for your little kids to explore.

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pink, blue, and purple dyed rice with text: Unicorn Sensory Bin