How To Make Your Own Sensory Bottle

Glitter is messy and fun at the same time. Glitter in water moves fast and slow at the same time. My two little girls love glitter but as a parent I don’t always love the mess it makes. We made these sensory bottles one day and they have been used over and over by our four and two-year olds.

Sensory bottles are a fun craft to do with your children. They can personalize it by picking out their own colours and have hours of fun playing with them.  Sensory bottles can be used for fun, for a time out period, to relax, during a long car ride or when you just need a few minutes with your children to sit calmly together and take it all in. 

How To Make Your Own Sensory Bottle

Supplies you will need:

  • Empty water bottle 
  • Glitter
  • Glue Glitter (same colour as glitter)
  • Warm to hot water (helps the glue glitter)

How To Make Your Own Sensory Bottle



  1. Make sure you bottle is empty of water. Clean off any labels and glue left behind. 
  2. Fill it up 1/2 way with warm to hot water. 
  3. Poor in glitter AND squeeze in glitter glue and shake. 
  4. Fill the remainder of the bottle up with warm water and put the top back on. You can also tape the top on with electrical tape if you are worried it might leak.
  5. Shake, shake, shake. Shake it all up. Kids will love this.
  6. Let it sit for a bit just in case the water is too hot for their hands.
  7. Play with over and over. 

We’ve used these bottles for time outs, at the dinner table when our girls are waiting patiently 😉 for their meal and just randomly as a toy to play with. It’s a quick and easy craft do to together and fun to sit and watch the glitter settle.

Also, the glitter stays in the bottle and doesn’t go all over the table or floor. No mess = happy Mama!

Have you ever used a sensory bottle like this? Have you ever used one for time outs?

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  1. Heather
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