G has been having a blast with her sensory boxes, but it was time to switch them up! I decided to make a beach box and a princess box for her. Here's what I used for the beach sensory bin: box (repurposed from previous sensory box sand ($2 at the craft store) seashells from my childhood collection blue pom poms ($1 at the dollar store) flamingo koosh toys ($1 from dollar store) magnifying glass plastic spoons For the princess box, I decided to try my hand at dying the rice purple! I put 1 bag of rice from the dollar store into a large ziploc bag. Then added 1 tablespoon white vinegar and 20 drops red food dye and 20 drops blue food dye. Zip and shake until the rice is coated evenly. I laid it on a sheet pan to dry. It's a little stinky so I put it outside and it dried in about 2-3 hours. Here's what I used for the princess sensory bin: box (repurposed) pink and purple poof balls ($1 from the dollar store -- I got a mixed bag and used the blue for the seashore box too!) little people princesses plastic spoons pop beads (2 packs, $1 each at dollar store) princess mirror and comb set ($1, dollar store) plastic bracelets ($1, dollar store) G loved the changes!