We are so lucky to have a pint sized visitor at our house this week. My cousin Stacey was nice enough to share her baby girl, Piper, with us. We have been having tons of fun. It’s a great chance for me to do crafts that are too young for the boys.
Today we made sensory bottles.
I have seen them around Pinterest and have wanted to make them, but mistakenly thought my boys were to old for it. Ami has been trying to sneak them away from Piper since she made them. I think we will be making more in the very near future.
Jeremia was nice enough to bring home 3 empty 8 oz water bottles, from school, for this project. That size is perfect for small 2 year old hands. The rest of the stuff I had already.
We used pom poms, food coloring, glitter, water and oil, but the possibilities and options are endless.
Please excuse the bad flash photography. I was juggling too many things and she moves too fast to take clear photos in the kitchen light.
Piper puts pom poms in one of the bottles.
Then she puts some glitter in another bottle.
The one on the left has pom poms, water and glitter, the middle one has water, blue food coloring, glitter and olive oil. Next time I will use mineral or vegetable oil because they are cheaper, but the oil was an afterthought so I grabbed what was closest.
Leave a little bit of air in the top so everything moves around nicely, then super glue the lids on. The first thing she tried to do was unscrew the lid so I was very glad I remembered to glue them.
5 minutes is all you need to make these and they provide hours of enjoyment.
Once they are full and glued, all that’s left is to SHAKE ‘EM.
So much fun and it costs next to nothing.