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!

The Tummy Time Tamer

Wondering how to keep your little one from raging against tummy time? Try this fun finger painting activity from CanDo Kiddo. With paper, finger paint and a plastic bag, your baby can exercise his inner Picasso and delight in the squishiness of mess free painting. Bonus: you'll end up with fridge-worthy masterpieces.

Photo: Rachel Coley/CanDo Kiddo

What’s your baby’s favorite sensory toy? Tell us in a Comment.

–Oz Spies