Today I thought I would make sensory bottles, considering my sensory bag leaked (probably because I got 99 cent ziplocks from the dollar store). So I ventured to Dollarama, the Canadian version of Dollartree. There I spent a total of $16.25. Here is the list of things I bought;
- Set of 4 plastic bottles x2 ($6)
- Small multicoloured building blocks ($2.50)
- Decorative gems ($2)
- Glitter glue x2 ($2.50)
- Purple sparkly gravel ($2)
- Multicoloured sand ($1.25)
I had leftover water beads from a previous project so I decided to throw those in there.
This is what I came up with. From left to right;
- Water beads in the plastic bottle (creative, I know)
- Decorative gems, they make a cool nice and are very shiny
- Glitter glue in water. This one was cool, the glitter glue sticks in little bits that float around.
- Decorative sand, now this one was disappointing. I thought there would be a lot more sand in that kit. But it still looks pretty and makes a nice sound
- Purple sparkly gravel, this one sounds like rain and is very nice to look at
- Multicoloured toy blocks. These ones are really neat to look at. They also make a noise thats different from the others
- Another bottle of water beads.
This whole project took me under 10 minutes to make. If I include the trip to the dollar store, then it took me around 30 minutes. I’d say its a success, but I should probably test it out. I’m planning to bring a few to a 9 month old I babysit. I’ve heard a lot of good things about sensory bottles, so hopefully mine will be just as well received!