Sensory play activities are excellent for a child’s development, but things can get messy with the assortment of materials and objects. No one knows this better than TikToker and parent Danielle (@lifewithavia), who shared a creative hack for keeping sensory play mess to a minimum, and it’s a whole new way of looking at a bed sheet!
The clip begins with a close-up shot of a sensory bin filled with colorful rice and various objects. “If you’re a toddler parent, then you know all about sensory play, and this is my hack for keeping it clean,” Danielle’s voice-over explains over footage of the messy play area, that’s been contained to a small area using a pink bed sheet.
Danielle explains that she lays a king-size fitted sheet on the floor and places four toddler-sized chairs on each corner. She then wraps the corners of the sheet over each chair to create a barrier so that any sensory bin materials stay within the quadrants of the sheet instead of the floor.
Viewers were impressed with Danielle’s smart and easy mess-prevention trick, and took to the comments to share the love.
“Amazing! I just spent like 20 minutes cleaning up rice off my floor from sensory bins. [I’m] trying this next time,” one user mentioned.
“Yes! I’ve done this with a larger sheet inside of a pack and play. [It] saved so much time from cleaning sand at the beach,” shared one TikToker.
“Love it! I use my dog pool that I bought years before my son was born and never used. Finally, a use for it,” noted one enthusiastic parent.
Any parent knows that playtime with kids can get pretty messy, so hacks like Danielle’s are definitely worth having in your back pocket.
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