I made these cute little bottle for my niece when she turned one. Sensory bottles provide a variety of learning experiences for preschoolers and kids of all ages. They just love them. They are a great little project to make and the kids can get involved. My niece really enjoyed them. She has two older brothers, so there are many little tiny toys that she’s not allowed to play with, yet. Having small things inside a bottle to play with made her so happy!
You can add liquids of various consistencies so things will move differently inside.
- baby oil
- hair gel
- corn syrup
- vegetable oil
For the inside you can get even more creative. You probably don’t even need to buy a single thing! The possibilites are ENDLESS! The kids love this part.
- letter / number magnets
- mardi gras beads
- pom poms
- water beads
I used small water bottles for mine, but any clear bottle will be perfect. I made mine with pom-poms, popcorn, water and glitter, and water beads. (The water beads were a huge hit…I got mine at The Dollar Tree. They’re those strange clear beads you can put in a vase of cut flowers to keep them watered. I put a drop of pink food coloring in mine.)
I hot glued the lids on. And then I hot glued a ribbon around the lid. : )