Visually Stimulating Sensory Bottles

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!

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