I have two little boys with strong emotions so we've been using sensory bottles for years to help them get a handle on how to calm themselves when they feel out of control. Turns out they work great for children and adults alike! I thought it would be fun to make different themed bottles for each of the seasons, beginning with this Winter Sensory Bottle.
What you need:
- Aleene's® Clear Gel Tacky Glue®
- Recycled Plastic Bottle (label
- Various Glitter
- Food Coloring (optional)
- Warm Water
- Duct Tape
Pour entire bottle of Aleene's Clear Gel Tacky Glue into your recycled container. Keep in mind that adjusting the amount of glue you use will alter the time it takes for the glitter to settle (less glue = quicker settle, more glue = longer settle). Pour a dash or two of each glitter color. I added some fun snowflakes since I was making a winter-themed sensory bottle. Add warm water until entire container is filled and secure lid. The warmer temperature will help separate the glitter from the glue quicker. Use a strip of duct tape around the entire lid to prevent any accidental spillage. Fold excess tape over the tip of the lid until flat. Give the bottle a few strong shakes to fully incorporate the contents. I dare you to try and not be completely mesmerized by the swirling patterns! Your Winter Sensory Bottle is done! Now you can introduce it as a calming mechanism the next time one of your kids is feeling a bit out of control. The larger glitter pieces will sink within a few seconds and the entire bottle within five minutes. The perfect amount of time to calm any spirit!