This Valentine’s day sensory bottle is easy to make and a lot of fun for the babies, toddlers and preschoolers. My 14-month had a great time shaking the bottle and watching all the objects move around. If you’re looking for non-messy sensory play for the little ones, this is the perfect activity to keep them busy. You can make them any time of the year. Only a few craft supplies are needed for this Valentine’s Day sensory bottle for kids.
Plastic bottle with wide mouth (16 oz.)
Clear Tacky Glue (4 oz.)
Glitter (pink, silver, red)
Small objects (plastic hearts, heart confetti, plastic lips, plastic jewels)
Start by filling the bottom of the plastic bottle with the clear tacky glue.
Add some glitter and the small objects to the bottle.
Next, add the hot water. Don’t fill the bottle all the way up. Leave some space to assess whether you want to add more glitter or small objects.
Once satisfied, fill the remainder of the bottle with water. Add the top and give it vigorous shake.
If you’re happy with the results, let the bottle sit (uncapped) until the contents reach room temperature. Then, add a dab of hot glue around the inside of the cap and seal the bottle. Your little can now enjoy playing with their Valentine’s Day sensory bottle.
My toddler really enjoyed this activity. Sensory bottles are known to help calm anxious kids but they are also used for regular play with children. This Valentine’s Day sensory bottle was easy to make and I’m sure your little ones will enjoy it. Check out my other blog post for more Valentine’s Day crafts to do at home or school. Also, visit my Pinterest board for more ideas for activities with kids of all ages.