Sensory Bottles are an amazing little creation. These calming tools can keep your kids occupied for literally hours on end. We decided, here at our home, to get a little crafty this 4th of July and created this 4th of July Sensory Bottle and my kids are constantly playing with it. There is no real rhythm or reason to this one, it isn’t a seek and find by any means, however, my kids all seem to think if they keep spinning the bottle they will discover a new item eventually. They do not believe me when I tell them that there is isn’t really anything else to it except what they have already seen.
What You Need
- Empty Cleaned out Bottle
- Red, White & Blue fingernail-sized objects. In this case, I used round and star-shaped buttons.
- Goo Gone
How to Make the 4th of July Sensory Bottle
There is no right or wrong way to make this sensory bottle. Once you have your bottle of choice (we used the Sparkling Ice bottles since they are super cheap and have no ridges) take the label off and use the Goo Gone to get the glue off the bottle. The Goo Gone does seem to be a bit slimy and oily like when you wash it off so just be sure to let the bottle dry completely before continuing.
Fill your bottle half way with the rice. Add in your festive objects you decided on and fill the bottle up almost to the top. I’d go with maybe an inch or inch and a half from the top. This will give the rice and objects room to move around and mix up.
Put the cap on and shake, shake, SHAKE! This was my kids favorite part. If you are completely happy with your 4th Of July Sensory Bottle be sure to seal the lid on securely with glue so that it does get lose or (if your kids are like mine) the kids don’t try to eat it.
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