Contributed by: Cindy Wang, MA
These bottles are so fun to play with! It took me three tries before I found the right materials and consistency. I’ve been using them as rewards for my low vision students. If they do a good job during the lesson, I’ll let them play with the bottles for a few minutes when the lesson is over. It adds a little variety to scented stickers and high fives. If you have older students, it can be fun to make the sensory bottles with them!
I had tried looking online for the easiest and cheapest way to make these bottles. Below is my variation.
What you’ll need:
- Empty bottle
- Hot water (80% of the bottle)
- Clear Elmer’s glue (20% of the bottle)
- Super glue (to glue the lid shut)
- Glitter (or whatever you want to put inside the bottle)
- Pour hot water into the bottle (about 70-80% of the bottle)
- Pour the glue into the bottle (about 20-30% of the bottle)
- Shake the bottle to mix the water and glue
- Pour the glitter in
- Shake the bottle to mix in the glitter
- Super glue the lid on
And you’re done! SUPER EASY!
2 thoughts on “Visually Stimulating Sensory Bottles”
What a great idea, even to make with children with no visial impairment, learn colors
Thank you! Yes, very versatile.