Rainbow Squishy Bag

This activity is so much fun! It requires a few inexpensive items and less than 5 minutes prep time. What more could you ask for!

This is what I call a squishy bag…it’s a ziplock bag filled with hair gel! The textures and colours in the bag are so much fun to play with and are very stimulating for a child.

This is the final product:


Here’s what you need:

  • 1 large ziplock bag (I wouldn’t reccommend the slide & lock)
  • 1 bottle of clear hair gel
  • primary colour food colouring
  • duct tape (If you feel your child is likely to open the bag!)

Open the ziplock bag and fill it with the clear hair gel.

Squeeze in a few drops of food colour.


Zip the bag closed. This is so important…ensure the bag is zipped completely! If you feel like your child is too young to know better than to open the bag feel free to duct tape over the bag opening.

That’s it! How easy was that!?

Give the bag to your little one and watch as they turn this blob into a colourful rainbow! Here’s some photos of my youngest daughter (3 1/2 yrs) enjoying this activity:

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Give this activity a try for your little ones and be sure to share on Facebook & Pinterest with other parents that would enjoy it!



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