Star Wars Tatooine Desert Sensory Bin

What better way to celebrate Star Wars Day than with a fun Tatooine Desert Sensory Bin!  Today is May the 4th or Star Wars day.  May the 4th or may the force, lol.  Just love the play on words.  As the boy of 3 boys we have no shortage of Star Wars toys, shirts, DVDS…  I am sure if we had girls we would still have Star Wars all over too.  After all I am a girl and I love Star Wars.  However, I think my husband is a bigger fan.  Today I am not alone in celebrating this glorious day.  At the end of this post you will find fellow fans share their fun ideas for the kids.

Star Wars Tatoonie Desert Sensory Bin


 Star Wars Tatooine Desert Sensory Bin


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What we used/ supplies:

*Star Wars 3.75″ Battle Pack Asst – Tatooine Desert Ambush


*Sand Cloud Dough- 8 cups flour, 8 cups sand, 2 cups oil and mix.


*plastic bin




How to make a Star Wars Tatooine Desert Sensory Bin :


We collected the ingredients for the sand cloud dough and mixed those in our plastic bin to start.  Since these toys were new (a birthday gift for one of the kids),  I cut the backdrop out of the box to add to our bin.  Not necessary but fun. I placed the backdrop scene in the back of the sand cloud dough sensory bin.  I then added the toys/figurines ( Darth Maul, Qui-Gon Jinn and Anakin Skywalker).  Now it was playtime!

sand cloud dough recipe




My kids are now 2yr, 4yr, and 6yr.  They all loved playing in this bin.  The fun texture of the sensory dough and of course the fun Star Wars characters.  They battled the “good” guy against the “bad” guy.  They used the light sabers to trace in the sand dough, they molded it… Whatever came to mind they tried.  A fun, free play activity for the kids to explore and enjoy.




More Star Wars posts from us:


Star Wars Space Slime

 Star Wars Ice and Water Bin

 Star Wars Party Favors

Star Wars Books for Kids

 Yoda Sensory Bin

 Darth Vader Valentine {Free Printable}

May the 4th be with you blog hop

Now some amazing posts from fellow bloggers to celebrate Star Wars Day:



Star Wars Family Fun for May 4th – Mama Smiles


Star Wars kids’ embroidery: Yoda quote – Hodge Podge Craft


Star Wars R2-D2 Craft for Kids – Mom Inspired Life


Light Saber Fine Motor Activity –  Something 2 Offer


Make Your Own Star Wars Landscape – Planet Smarty Pants


Yoda Puppet Star Wars Craft – Coffee Cups and Crayons


Counting Blocks Light Saber – Sugar Aunts


Awesome Star Wars ABC Games with Printable- JDaniel4’s Mom


Free Play Dough Printable Set for Pretend Play – Life Over C’s


Star Wars Children’s Books – Kelly’s Classroom


Make a Toilet Paper Roll Yoda ‎ – Kitchen Counter Chronicles


Crayon Resist Death Star – Fun-A-Day!


Star Wars Moon Dough – In The Playroom


Light Up May the Fourth Be With You Cards – Left Brain Craft Brain


Star Wars Day Perler Bead Pattern R2-D2   Brain Power Boy


LEGO Star Wars Putty – The Pleasantest Thing


Lego Light Saber Glow in the Dark Slime – Little Bins for Little Hands


Star Wars Printable Word Cloud Worksheets – Lalymom

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