Inside: A not-so-spooky but very cool Halloween sensory bottle that is sure to entertain your pint-sized ghosts and ghouls!
Add a little spooky to your sensory play with this fun twist on sensory bottles! Okay, maybe it’s not-so-spooky but this sensory bottle does include a super fun Halloween twist, and there is no denying that it’s really cool to watch the sequins and confetti swirl and fall.
Be sure to get the kids involved in making your sensory bottle, testing the ratio of glue to warm water and the effects this has on the falling rate of the objects within the bottle is a great, spontaneous science lesson! Here’s how to get started…
How to Make a Halloween Sensory Bottle
You will need;
- 1x 16oz/500ml plastic bottle
- 2 – 3x 5oz/17ml bottles clear Elmer’s Glue
- Up to 1 cup warm water
- 1-2 tablespoon orange glitter or confetti (if desired)
- Halloween foil confetti
- Sequins in orange and purple
- Plastic aquarium rocks in orange and purple
1. Pour one bottle of glue into the plastic bottle.
2. Fill the empty glue bottle about half full with warm water (about ¼ cup) and seal. Shake well to combine the remaining glue with the water. Pour into the plastic bottle, seal and shake or stir to combine.
3. If you are adding glitter or toys, add part of the glitter and toys into the glue mixture.
4. Seal the jar and shake well and test the movement of the objects in the water-glue mixture. If the glitter or confetti does not move easily, add a little more warm water. If the glitter or confetti moves too quickly, add additional glue. Continuing adding in layers with the glitter and toys until you achieve your desired effect.
5. When the contents of the bottle move according to your preference, seal the bottle and glue the lid closed to avoid spills.
6. If desired, cover the lid with purple or orange duct tape or additional decorations.