This ocean soap foam recipe mixes soap and water with cornstarch to create foam that has a great texture. Color it blue and add sea animals for an ocean theme!
We love sensory play that we can take outside! This soapy sea foam sensory play has a really great texture and is perfect for playing with on the patio, then hosing off afterwards. It really contains the mess – but the kids can go crazy playing with it! Make a large batch and check out how Parenting From the Heart puts it in the kiddie pool!
Ocean Soap Foam Sensory Play
I like to use cornstarch to thicken this up a bit. Add in a few ocean animals and you’ve got tons of pretend and creative, messy play!
What you Need for the Soap Foam Recipe:
- 1/4 cup of warm water
- 2 tbsp dish soap
- 2 tbsp cornstarch (0r corn flour)
- blue food coloring or liquid watercolors
- blender (or hand mixer)
- ocean animals
How to make a soap foam sensory bin:
In the blender, add the water, dish soap, cornstarch and food coloring. Blend on high speed until stiff peaks form. Depending on the type of soap etc, you may need to adjust measurements.
*The cornstarch is what helps stiffen it up, so if it is too watery, add more cornstarch and dish soap 🙂
Pour the soap foam into a container and add ocean animals! We like to place a container of water for rinsing off the animals next to it, it’s like finding buried treasure. Check out the video below to see it in action!
Soap Foam Video
You can even put this in a squirt bottle and write with it!
I am planning to make this for a playdate tomorRow. How long wIll it hold up? I want to make it before i go And it would sit in my car for a little bit.
Katie Chiavarone says
Unfortunately it loses a lot of its fluff after about 10 min or so :/ it turns to soapy water with some sludge on the bottom after about half an hour to an hour, which my kids definitely still enjoy! Lol