Make Valentine’s Day special with Valentine’s Day DIY Calm Down Sensory Bottles.
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What better way to say Happy Valentine’s Day than with Valentine’s Day DIY Calm Down Sensory Bottles! These sensory bottles are simple to make and a great activity to do with kids. There are so many options for filling the sensory bottles. I hope you will find one to enjoy this Valentine’s Day.
Sensory bottles provide a way for all children to engage with convenient, no mess sensory play. Older children can spend more time investigating the why and how the bottles work and younger children can enjoy observing materials that aren’t safe for them to touch yet.
We ordered our materials from Oriental Trading and you will find they have many Valentine’s Day themed materials you could incorporate into your Valentine’s Day DIY Calm Down Sensory Bottles.
How To Make Valentine’s Day DIY Calm Down Sensory Bottles
Here are few tips just to get you started. After you make a few sensory bottles, you will learn what works best. Do not fill the bottle all the way up. Put the lid on and let it settle to see if you want to make any changes. It works best when you let the air out. Keep topping it off and letting the bubbles rise.
Since containers come in different sizes, I’m going to give you the proportions that I used. Squeeze glitter glue into the container. Add warm water to your container. I used about 20% glitter glue and 80% water.
Shake it up to mix it well.
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Mix in extra glitter. This sparkle bottle has a nice flow to it, and it provides about 3 to 4 minutes of glittery amusement. When you first shake it, it will have some nice swirls and then the glitter gently disperses.
I waited until I knew I was completely satisfied with the calm down bottle. Then, I used a bit of hot glue to seal the lid shut.
Be creative! Add a few drops of food coloring and different glitter glues to experiment. For another Valentine’s Day sensory bottle we tried pink food coloring with gold glitter glue!
Valentine’s Day DIY Calm Down Sensory Bottles are FUN!
Kids love to give a glitter bottle a good shake! They can be very mesmerizing which makes them a great alternative for a time-out or just a break from the stress of the day. Keep them handy for car trips or while waiting at the table for a meal. Check out the Valentine’s Day Sensory Bin for another fun idea!
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