Sensory Bottles

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Sensory bottles are containers filled with different materials which promote sensory-play. You can make these out of just about anything and it is up to your discretion what you put into them! These are great for all ages and can be used for learning various concepts/skills. I’m going to touch on 3 different types of sensory bottles and how to make them!

1.Galaxy Sensory Bottle

What you’ll need:

  • empty bottle or jar
  • 3-4 different colors of acrylic paint + 3-4 empty cups
  • funnel
  • glitter
  • water
  • cotton balls
  • hot glue gun

For this one, begin by adding some cotton balls into the bottle-use a pen or pencil to flatten them out. Add a copious amount of glitter into the bottle. For each color, you’re going to meet a separate cup. Fill each cup half way with water then add about 4 squirts of paint, mix it up, then add it to your bottle using your funnel. You’re going to repeat this process with the cotton balls and glitter for each paint color creating layers. When you’re finished make sure you take your hot glue gun around the inside of the lid then put the lid on your bottle. This helps your children not be able to open it back up and prevent leakage!

 

2.Water Bead Bottle

What you’ll need:

  • empty bottle or jar
  • water
  • funnel
  • hot glue gun
  • bowl(s)
  • Water Beads 

With this bottle, I’d like to start out by saying there are a handful of ways to do this one. The link for the water beads are of rainbow assortment but you can even go so far as to getting separate colors. I have seen a lot of people do this and are great for learning about colors!

Start out by filling your bowl with a generous amount of water then add about 4-5 teaspoons of the beads into the water. They will take between 5-8 hours to fully grow and should be the size of a blueberry. Once the water beads are full size, use a funnel to fill your bottle or jar with them (you can add however many you’d like!) then fill the container to the brim with water. When you’re finished make sure you take your hot glue gun around the inside of the lid then put the lid on your bottle. This helps your children not be able to open it back up and prevent leakage!

 

3. Beach Bottle

What you’ll need:

This is yet another bottle that you can get creative with and put your own twist on. If you have any ocean themed small plastic toys that can easily fit/move around in the bottle I highly recommend adding them. They make the bottle so much more exciting and the kids will absolutely love it. If you don’t have any of these around the house I’ve added hyperlinks in the above list!

Start by filling your container about half way with water, add a drop of food coloring and about 2 teaspoons of glitter then swish it well so it’s thoroughly mixed. Next add the sand, I used about 1/4 cup but you can decide if you want to add more or less! Now it’s time to add the seashells and other ocean themed toys. After that, fill the rest of the container with baby oil (to the top!!) When you’re finished make sure you take your hot glue gun around the inside of the lid then put the lid on your bottle. This helps your children not be able to open it back up and prevent leakage!