Little ones learn about the world through their five senses. You can maximize all the brain-building that’s going on in that cute little noggin by making your own sensory toys. Here, you’ll find super easy DIY options, toys you can make and take with you when you’re out and about, and big inspiring sensory toys sure to be your kiddo’s favorite. And remember: always keep a close eye on your baby during any sensory exploration. Safety first!

Lock It Up

This sensory board features chain locks, sliding door latches, and even carabiners for tons of tactile play. Bonus: building this board won't break the bank since it starts with scrap wood that's sold super cheap. Find out what you need from the hardware store on Kara Carrero's blog.

Photo: Kara Carrero

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–Oz Spies