Friday, September 21, 2012

Sensory Bottles

I've been wanting to try making sensory bottles for awhile now.  They have been popping up all over Pinterest  lately and look like a lot of fun.  I knew it would be great fine motor work to make the bottles and some great sensory fun to play with them afterwards.  

First things first was to collect what we would need:

 Empty water bottles - we used single serve bottles ( thanks Megan!) but I have seen these done with  bottles up to 2.0 liters.


 Measuring Cup and Funnel

 Craft Objects - sequins, pipe cleaners, pom poms, pony beads, googly eyes, buttons, curled ribbon - I just rummaged around my craft area and found lots of options.

 Glitter and Food Coloring ( Optional) 

We filled our bottles half way with water.

Owl had a good gripe on this.  Sassy Sis was a bit over zealous and her first try resulted in more water on the table then in the bottle.

However, with the help of big brother she was able to figure it out.

We then filled our bottles with all of the fun craft items.

Then topped off the bottles with water.

After the little ones were happy with their finished product I simply put a ring of hit glue around the inside of the lid before I twisted it on one final time.

And here are the colorful, sparkly finished products!  What an easy fun project, that uses items around the house and works on so many fine motor skills while involving sensory play!

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