Unicorn Soap Foam

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A fun soap foam sensory bin for kids, this Unicorn Soap Foam bin is the perfect rainy day activity for Unicorn or My Little Pony fans.

A fun and unique sensory bin for kids, this Unicorn Soap Fun bin is like a big fluffy bubble bath for kids to give their favorite toys. The bubbles stay fluffy and perfect for over 20 minutes of play

Unicorn Soap Foam Recipe

Unicorns are always a popular theme in our house, whether we’re making unicorn crafts or unicorn-inspired recipes.

This week, I decided to take one of our favorite sensory play materials and give it a unicorn twist!

Soap foam is a sudsy, bubbly foam made from just water, dish soap and cornstarch. The cornstarch and blending process to make the soap foam stabilizes the soap bubbles so that they can stand up to long periods of play, unlike normal soap bubbles that disappear quickly.

My daughter and daycare kids love to swirl their hands in the soap foam while they feel and hear the bubbles crackle. The soap foam, especially when we add color or glitter to it, is mesmerizing and they will play with it for 20-30 minutes without any toys.

Adding unicorn toys to the mix extends the fun as the unicorns get magical manes of cascading bubbles, have their own bubble baths, and prance about in the fluffy, cloud-like bubbles.

Since this is a “clean” sensory play activity, you don’t have to worry much about clean up and it’s great for kids who usually dislike messy sensory play. If playing inside, I just throw down a towel underneath the sensory bin but in the summer I love taking our soap foam outside and putting it in our water table – or even our paddling pool!

Even though we added glitter and dye to the soap foam, it did not stain our hands or clothes. You can leave it out if you’re at all worried about that. (I used this glitter from Oriental Trading – it has a different consistency that almost melted into our sensory bin while giving it that sparkle.)

You can also add scent to soap foam (like we did with our pink lemonade soap foam bin) and basically any toy that can get wet can be added to extend the play.

This sensory bin is great for allowing kids to engage in imaginative play, creative problem solving and cooperative play, especially if playing with friends or siblings.

More Ways to Play with Soap Foam

Want more Unicorn Sensory Play Ideas? Check out:

  • This Unicorn Fizz science-meets-art sensory tray from Play to Learn Preschool – which also helps kids build fine motor skills for writing
  • These Homemade Tie Dye Bath Bombs use unicorn-inspired colors and make your bath time absolutely magical.
  • Edible Unicorn Poop Play Dough from the Soccer Mom Blog is a great option for mixed ages or developmental stages, when you may need to worry about a child sneaking a taste of the dough

Materials Needed to Make Soap Foam

Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.

Tip: you will also need a good-quality blender or electric mixer.

How to Make Unicorn Soap Foam

Place half the soap (and cornstarch and food dye, if using) and 1 cup of water in a blender and puree until the blender is full of foam.

Pour the foam out into your desired sensory bin (or water table) and then add another cup of water to the blender.

Repeat this process until the blender stops producing bubbles or you’ve filled up your sensory bin. To fill our water table I only had to add soap twice, but used 10 cups of water.

Because I wanted three different colors of soap foam in our sensory bin, I used three small containers to collect the soap foam as I was making it, and then quickly poured the white soap foam in the middle of a larger bin, followed by the purple soap foam on one side and the pink soap foam on the other.

To make our unicorn soap bin even more magical, I decided to add glitter, but you can skip that step.

I simply sprinkled on a small amount of glitter onto each corresponding color for the best effect.

Set out your toy unicorns or whatever other sensory toys you want to use with your unicorn sensory bin, and then let them play!

My daughter loved pretending the sensory bin was either clouds or a unicorn bath – I’m curious what creative play ideas your kids will come up with for this unicorn sensory bin!

 

Pin this Unicorn Soap Foam Sensory Bin for your next rainy day:

How to make colorful, fluffy and bubbly unicorn soap foam for a unique sensory bin that the kids will love! The bubbles stay intact and fluffy for over 20 minutes of play as kids swirl their hands in or use the soap to scrub their favorite unicorn toys

Grab your free printable instructions for our unicorn soap foam sensory bin:

Yield: 1 Sensory Bin

Unicorn Soap Foam

Unicorn Soap Foam

A fun and unique sensory bin for kids, this Unicorn Soap Fun bin is like a big fluffy bubble bath for kids to give their favorite toys. The bubbles stay fluffy and perfect for over 20 minutes of play

Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $1

Materials

  • 8-10 cups Water
  • 1/4 cup Dish Soap
  • 1/4 cup Cornstarch
  • Food Dye, optional
  • Pink Glitter, optional
  • Purple Glitter, optional

Tools

  • Sensory Bin
  • Unicorn Toys
  • Blender

Instructions

  1. Place half the soap (and cornstarch and food dye, if using) and 1 cup of water in a blender and puree until the blender is full of foam.
  2. Pour the foam out into your desired sensory bin (or water table) and then add another cup of water to the blender.
  3. Repeat this process until the blender stops producing bubbles or you've filled up your sensory bin. To fill our water table I only had to add soap twice, but used 10 cups of water.
  4. Because I wanted three different colors of soap foam in our sensory bin, I used three small containers to collect the soap foam as I was making it, and then quickly poured the white soap foam in the middle of a larger bin, followed by the purple soap foam on one side and the pink soap foam on the other.
  5. To make our unicorn soap bin even more magical, I decided to add glitter, but you can skip that step.
  6. I simply sprinkled on a small amount of glitter onto each corresponding color for the best effect.
  7. Set out your toy unicorns or whatever other sensory toys you want to use with your unicorn sensory bin, and then let them play!

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I hope your kids love getting to play with this gorgeous unicorn sensory bin as much as mine did!

For more magical unicorn ideas for kids, check out:

  

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2 Comments

  1. My kids LOVED this activity! It made sooooooooooooo much foam – we probably could have used a pool for all the soap foam this recipe made but that’s not a bad thing at all. We needed alllllllll the foam.

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