Being a work at home mom has always been a dream of mine! I am able to spend all day with my three-year-old son and make my own schedule. Every Monday morning my son and I pick out activities he is to do every day that week. Our activity today is making a Sensory Bottle for the first time!! Since we had never made it before, so we were both thrilled to figure out how to make one. A Sensory Bottle is good for helping a child calm down and encourage self-regulation.
If your child feels overwhelmed, anxiety, and wound up this would be a great activity for them to do. We made a mess FAST with all the glitter and small beads, so do not be alarmed. It was fast and easy to clean which makes it a great activity anyone can do.
We started with an empty bottle of water and filled it half full of cooking oil. I did it over the sink, but if you need you can use a funnel to make sure the cooking oil does not spill.Then we added some blue, green, and yellow marbles, along with decorative beads.
After that, we added a red and silver glitter to give it an extra sparkle.
After the glitter, we added blue dye and the filled the rest with water.
Once it was full I put the lid on and then tapped it making sure it would not spill. Then my son took the bottle and shock it for a good five minutes to make sure everything was good a mixed together.
My son loves his Sensory Bottle! I highly recommend everyone should make one!