DIY Sensory Bottles

How fun are these sensory bottles! Each as it’s own soothing effect. A bit more challenging than our other crafts, this one would be great to put together with older children. Find below supplies and directions for each!

Cloud in a Bottle

You’ll Need:

  • Washable clear school glue
  • Extra fine glitter, aqua
  • 20 oz plastic bottle
  • Hot water
  • Liquid Dye, aquamarine
  • 3 oz bag Poly-Fil
  • Waterproof craft glue
  • Rainbow washi tape

Directions:

  1. Fill plastic bottle with Poly-Fil, layering with the glitter.
  2. Add about 2 tablespoons of liquid dye to the bottle.
  3. Add clear glue to the bottle.
  4. Fill the rest of the bottle with hot water.
  5. Seal bottle tightly with a bit of waterproof glue around the cap to prevent leaking.
  6. Decorate cap using washi tape

Floral Bottle

You’ll Need:

  • Washable clear school glue
  • Glitter
  • 20 oz plastic bottle
  • Hot water
  • Assorted small floral
  • Scissors
  • Waterproof craft glue

Directions:

  1. Trim floral pieces and place in bottle.
  2. Add glitter to bottle.
  3. Add clear glue to the bottle.
  4. Fill the rest of the bottle with hot water.
  5. Seal bottle tightly with a bit of waterproof glue around the cap to prevent leaking.
  6. Choose florals that are all plastic and silk. Paper or wired floral will break down or rust in the water over time.

Find it Bottle

You’ll Need:

  • 20 oz plastic bottle
  • Green PerlerĀ® beads, 1000 count
  • Assorted shaped beads

Directions:

  1. Layer beads in bottle with a ratio of 3:1 Perler beads to shaped beads.
  2. Leave the top 1/4″ to 1/2″ of bottle open so beads have room to move when bottle is shaken.
  3. Replace bottle lid.
  4. The bottle’s lid can be sealed with a bit of glue to prevent it from being opened, and beads spilled.

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