Sensory bottles are so easy to make and can also be super handy for calming down upset children! There’s something super mesmerising about watching the interaction between all the ingredients
The bottles are also really adaptable. Experiment with the amounts, put in plastic toys, feathers, glitters, buttons and so much more!
Here is how we made ours!
You will need:
- Plastic bottles (you could recycle your own old pop bottles or amazon sell empty bottles reasonably cheap, we got 250ml bottles but you could go bigger).
- Water beads (easily available on amazon or eBay).
- Baby oil
Soak your beads, instructions generally say overnight but you can get away with 3-4 hours!
Pick your colour scheme – I went for an ordered rainbow theme, Zak went for clear beads, Kaesey used purple and blues and Toby just grabbed handfuls if any colour. They all looked amazing!
We filled ours to the brim, we then found you’re better off not filling up completely to allow movement which should increase the calming affect!
Once you’ve added your beads fill up the space that remains with baby oil.
Add any glitter you want and close and seal the lid! Hey presto, easy peasy sensory bottles.
If you wanted to add more interesting items such as buttons leave out some of the beads, or all the beads! There are so many different versions of these that would be effective! Fun to make and use!
Just one warning! Don’t take the tubs of beads into a carpeted room! Just don’t! 😂