Updated: Aug 16
An amazing DIY sensory funnel system is a great twist to add to sensory bins!
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This amazing DIY sensory funnel system is a great twist to add to sensory bins! This simple structure made from PVC pipe can be used indoors or out and works great with a variety of sensory bases- keep reading for a list of our favorites!
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The sensory funnel system is quick and easy to build (it was a date night activity for my husband and I).
Here's what our DIY sensory funnel system looks like:
Here's what you'll need to build the sensory funnel system:
1- 3/4" x 10ft PVC Pipe
2- 3/4" PVC Cross
6- 3/4" PVC Tee
2- 3/4" PVC Elbow
PVC Cutter (you can also use a hacksaw or check if your hardware store will make the cuts for you)
1- 23" x 16 1/4" x 6" storage container (you can choose a larger or smaller container, but this is the size I used)
Spray paint (Optional)
Here are the cuts you'll need to make from the PVC Pipe.
The options are endless when it comes to sensory play!
Here are some sensory base options to use with the DIY sensory funnel system:
Sand (this is Crayola Play Sand)
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Simply toss the sensory base in the large storage container, add a few cups, bowls, spoons, muffin tins, or loose parts and place the funnel system on top of (or inside) the sensory bin. Scoop, pour, create, and watch the sensory base fall through the pipes!
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