Craft: Glitter Sensory Bottles

Glitter Sensory Bottle

Now that morning naps are a thing of the past for my baby toddler girl, we have more time for educational activities while brother is at school. I’m breaking out my old Tot School activities from just a couple years ago for my almost 2 year old and you can expect more toddler geared activities on the blog. This is one of my most favorite stages. Yes, they are into everything and can throw a mean tantrum. BUT they are just so darn smart and funny at this age. I’m not quite sure where Amelia’s babyhood went, because it just flew by, but I’m looking forward to this next chapter.

The very first sensory activity that I did with Logan were sensory bottles. Like before sensory bottles were even cool. I originally used plastic VOSS water bottles and filled them with things like feathers, popcorn kernels and confetti. They were a huge hit, so I decided to recreate them with Amelia. This time around we used empty Smartwater bottles (isn’t the name kinda fitting?) and they worked just as great. While big brother was at preschool, we broke out the glitter and had some fun! We also made one for Logan, which has been a great quiet time activity.


Empty Plastic Bottle

Glitter Glue

Hot Water (as hot as your tap will go)

Glitter (I love the jumbo glitter)

Hot Glue Gun

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Step 1: Remove the label off of the plastic bottle. You can use an adhesive remover or peanut butter and warm soapy water also work great.

Step 2: Pour the entire bottle of glitter glue into your clean and empty bottle.

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Step 3: Pour the warm water into the bottle, leaving at least an inch of space at the top.

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Step 4: Pour 2-4 tablespoons of glitter into the bottle.

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Step 5: Hot glue the lid shut and shake, shake, shake! Your toddler can probably assist with this step!

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Step 6: Enjoy with your child! They’ll love watching the glitter in the water!

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Watch the video tutorial here:

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I'm Vanessa and it's my mission in life to spread my love of hot glue guns and glitter to others. I suffer from craft ADHD, regularly working on at least 10 projects at the same time and my craft room looks like a tornado hit it. My first craft book, Party in a Jar, was published in 2014. I look forward to crafting with you!

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