Are you looking for a super fun and easy winter-themed craft for toddlers? This Glow in the Dark Snowman Sensory Bottle will be an instant hit at home!
Why prepare a sensory jar?
Sensory jars (or bottles) are also known as calming jars (bottles) or discovery bottles.
They make an incredibly useful activity with multiple benefits:
- fun family craft
- learning tool:
- children explore the world with their senses (there are lots of sensory bottles with different textures and properties)
- they practice motor skills when they help us prepare them
- calming tool. Some kids find sensory bottles relaxing and soothing.
And can you imagine your kid’s surprise when they realize they can actually see their sensory bottle in the dark!
It’s SO COOOOOL!
So, let’s learn how to make this SUPER EASY Glow in the Dark Snowman Discovery Bottle.
How to Make a Glow in the Dark Sensory Bottle
- Plastic container from the recycling bin.
- Warm tap water
- Glow in the dark glitter glue
- Wobbly eyes
- Permanent marker – red and black
- Orange sticker (I used orange washi tape)
- Red pipe cleaners (chenille sticks)
- Glue (to glue the lid and the wobbly eyes)
- Spoon (to mix the ingredients)
- Fill two-thirds of your plastic bottle with warm tap water.
- Add glow in the dark glitter glue
We were quite generous with the glitter glue.
In my sensory bottles with glitter glue I always recommend to pour a small quantity because it flows better.
In this case, though, the important thing is to get the glow in the dark effect, so I poured half of a 5 fl oz glitter glue bottle.
This was also a snowman project, so I went for a white glow in the dark glue.
- Give it a good stir till it blends as much as you can. There may still be a few lumps after a good stir, but that’s ok too.
- Refill the rest of the container with water and mix.
- Glue the lid so that water doesn’t spill and your kid can’t open it.
- Glue the snowman’s wobbly eyes to the bottle
Alternatively, you may just draw the eyes with black permanent marker.
- Stick an orange triangle-shaped sticker for the snowman’s nose
We had orange washi tape from another project, so I just cut a triangle shape. Any sticker will work. You may also use paper and glue it to the bottle
- Draw the snowman’s buttons with a permanent marker
We used a red color marker for the buttons, but you may choose any other color you like.
Wrap a red pipe cleaners (chenille sticks) around the bottle.
The red pipe cleaner was our snowman’s scarf. You may decide to draw it, or use a lace or any other material that could work well as a scarf.
- Shake it! And look for a dark room!
Your glow in the dark snowman sensory bottle is ready!
Give it a good shake so that the glitter blends in the water and walk into a dark room (or big walk-in closet!).
It DOES glow in the dark!
? These other DIY SENSORY JARS AND BOTTLES are also super fun!
? Check this Santa Claus Sensory Bottle too (super cool!)
Glow in the Dark Sensory Bottle: Glowman the Snowman!
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