We've tried lots of fun sensory bin fillers, but there is one that is far and away our ultimate favorite: RAINBOW BEANS!

We made one ginormous batch almost a year ago, they've been played with monthly since and they are still in perfect shape so I can officially give my tried-and-true stamp of approval. No loose skins, no moldy beans. They're just plain perfect and totally addictive!

Ready for that recipe?

To make each color, you'll need:

  • 1.5 cups of white/northern beans
  • 18 drops of liquid food coloring (We used a mixture of neon and traditional to get our colors. The gel kind does NOT work.)
1. Dump your beans into a Ziplock baggie and squirt your food coloring on top.
2. Close that bag up tight and hand it over to your little helper to wiggle and shake until those beans are coated in color.
3. Dump the beans on a paper towel-lined cookie sheet to dry completely, about 24 hours.

For extra fun, I painted one of the beans with clear nail polish and rolled it in fine glitter and tossed it in with the bazillions of rainbow beans. Racing to find that special "magic" bean is still Kinley's ultimate favorite thing to do with these beauts!

If you're looking for a little rainbow bean binspiration, just click here

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