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!

Bottles of Fun

Create your own glitter-filled bottles for a mesmerizing on-the-go option for sensory play. All you need are bottles, vegetable oil, and brightly-colored materials, from buttons to glitter. Follow the directions on Lemon Lime Adventures.

Photo: Dayna Abraham/Lemon Lime Adventures

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

–Oz Spies