My younger son loves "sensory" stuff. So I thought I'd put together a sensory bin for him. Super easy! And doesn't require any special creativity.
Step 1: Purchase rice. I bought a 25-pound bag of white rice for under $10 at Sam's Club. Note: a smaller bag would have sufficed... perhaps like 10 pounds?
Step 2: Purchase a large flat tote with locking handles.
Step 3: Dump rice into tote. Leave plenty of space to move.
Step 4: Add items of interest.
Step 5: Play!