This sensory bottle is so easy that you can probably grab everything you need today and have it ready for your students or own kids in the morning! Don’t let the fact that it’s simple make you think that kids won’t love it, trust me they will. I plan on popping this on my science table with some magnifying glasses, some pine cones and this nature discovery bottle.
Edited to add – I just saw this similar bottle on Pinterest with many more ingredients and a bit more sparkle – check it out here if ours is not sparkly enough for you!
The purpose of a discovery or sensory bottle is wide open, I don’t tell my students how to use it, I simply allow them to explore. They can shake it, swirl it, use it to calm down, or investigate the contents with magnifying glasses.
Gather your materials. You will need some blue glitter glue, a Voss water bottle, and some plastic or foil snowflakes. I included some washi tape in my photo but I decided at the last minute not to put it on because it was so pretty without it.
I didn’t glue the top on right away. Only after I knew the colors and snowflakes worked well together, I actually added a few more snowflakes and then glued it on. I use apoxy when I have time for it to dry and not have any fumes, or hot glue if I am making it and using it within a day. The fumes from apoxy are just too strong to let kids handle it the same day. Both have proven over the years to be strong and keep lids on with normal use.