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Honey Drops - by Alejandra Hayden

This month’s sensory box at Chickadees delivered all kinds of inspiration for me. There is something just oh-so-cute about honey bees and honey drops! For this blog post I want to share with you the recipe I use for my Honey Drops and how my toddler and I like to play with them.


3/4 cups of cornstarch
1/4 cup of honey
1 tablespoon of vegetable oil

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl with a spoon. Once the cornstarch has come together with the rest of the ingredients, knead it with your hands. It will feel a little oily so work it through.

You can refer to the photos and see that the honey drops have a texture similar to that of a stretchy play dough.

How we extended our play

Step One: Choose your tray. For this activity, we like to use our honey comb tray from Chickadees. It has all the different compartments we need, which acts as a tinker tray as you can see from the photos. Use a tray you don’t mind getting messy as the honey drops will feel a little sticky on your fingers and tray (nothing a little moist towel can’t clean!)

Step Two: Shape your honey drops and add different textures on top. I added dried lavender on one, glitter on another, calendula and camomile, even some of the sensory base from our Chickadees Sensory Box!

Step Three: Get a little messy and have fun exploring all the different textures on your honey drops! You can even play pretend by having a Sweet Shop. There is no wrong way to play with these.

For more sensory recipes and ideas like this, head on over to my personal blog at I would love to connect with you on there too!

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