Even babies and toddlers that still mouth everything can have so much fun during sensory play. When they mouth everything look for taste-safe recipes like this one. Garbanzo foam for sensory play is my latest find and I loved making it!
I can’t wait to open back my sensory classes and prepare this for the class!
Chickpea foam is easy to do and it can even taste great with a bit of sugar! It’s for sure a recipe your baby and toddler will enjoy! I know my had a blast playing!
To make Chickpea Foam all you need is
- Can of garbanzo beans
(powder sugar optional)
- Food coloring
- Mixer and bowl
A little history so you know why I am in love with this recipe now.
play Foam using Dish Soap
The first time I set up a foam activity for my baby I found a recipe online that called for dish soap and flour. It was puffy a alright! It look awesome for the photos but it was a total disaster! The moment he splashed foam in his face he rubbed his eyes with his hands full of foam. He eyes immediately stung, he cried aso much and I felt so guilty it was my fault!
play foam Using baby Soap
Next time I tried to do just baby soap With food coloring and the foam was great for summer! Although it wasn’t as puffy it was still fun.
Play Foam Using Chickpea Juice
But this chickpea foam is even better because if you have a baby that still puts everything in their mouth, the last think you’re ant is them ratting baby shampoo! And the best part it is easy, it looks great and I made roasted chickpeas with the beans.
Print the recipe and keep it handy or pin this post and save it on your Pinterest to make this again and again!
This play foam is based on a popular vegan replacement for eggs called Aquafaba. Merengues that are vegan use this and so many other yummy dessert.
step by Step photos To make baby foam
Open and drain a can of chickpeas and save the chickpeas to make roasted chickpeas ( a delicious healthy snack! I’ll show you after)
Combine the chickpeas juice, powdered sugar and 2-3 drops of food coloring.
For baby play you don’t have to add the extra sugar, but the taste will not be as good! So if your little one still mouths everything then a little sugar will make the experience last a little longer.
Mix for about 7-9 minutes to really get that foam growing! The more you mix the better.
I even had my toddler who is 2.5 help with pouring each ingredient and use the mixer
When is ready, serve on a sensory bin
Provide bowls and utensils to explore the foam. When playing with sensory bins I always use a high chair mat to catch any spills. You can do this activity in the bathtub to make clean up easier.
Use the leftover Chickpeas to make Roasted Chickpeas
This snack was introduced by my sister when I was pregnant. It is a healthy snack and it is so easy to make. My whole family loves it as an afternoon snack. I often make them and leave the bowl in the kitchen counter! They don’t last a day!
I hope you and your little one have a great time with this recipe! I know we really enjoyed it! If you do try it, I would love to see your photos or videos. Tag us on social media @kidactivitieswithalexa
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