As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, our sensory bottle for Day 11 is made with an ingredient that I have yet to feature in our Sensory Bottle Extravaganza…until now! Today, I’m sharing our Blue Glitter Glue Sensory Bottle!
As I was reading through Katie’s post, “6 Ways to Make a Calm Down Jar” over on Preschool Inspirations (https://preschoolinspirations.com/6-ways-to-make-a-calm-down-jar/), something caught my eye. Katie mentioned that her glitter glue calm down jar kept the glitter suspended for more than an hour! I had been looking for an ingredient that would create a long-lasting effect, so I knew I had to give it a try.
That being said, Katie also mentioned that her glitter glue calm down jar was the most difficult to make – she even labeled it: Expert Level. I had a handful of sensory bottles under my belt at this point. And while I wasn’t really sure if I would call myself an expert yet…I’m always up for a challenge!
Blue Glitter Glue Sensory Bottle
- Plastic Bottle with Wide-Mouth (I love using Voss water bottles)
- Blue Glitter Glue
- Hot Water (the hottest water from your tap)
- Blue Sequins (optional)
- Small Clear Beads (optional)
- Empty the plastic bottle (if it contained a non-water beverage, rinse out the bottle). Remove all labels from the bottle. If you have a hard time getting the sticky residue off, Goo Gone works wonders. I find that if I take my time and peel slowly, I can get the Voss labels off without any fuss.
- Fill approximately 20% of the bottle with blue glitter glue. Add the blue sequins and clear beads (if desired).
- Next, add the hot water. Do not fill the bottle all the way up, at this point in time. Give yourself a decent amount of space to assess whether you want to add more glitter glue (to make things move slower), more sequins or beads, or more water (to make things flow faster).
- Cap the bottle and shake vigorously, until all of the ingredients are thoroughly mixed. Take a minute to watch how the bottle behaves, before deciding how to fill the remainder of the bottle.
- Fill the last bit of the bottle with your ingredient of choice (I typically like to fill my bottles to the brim). Cap it and give it another vigorous shake.
- If you’re happy with the results, let the bottle sit (uncapped) until the contents reach room temperature. Then, add a dab of hot glue around the inside of the cap, and quickly seal the bottle (you don’t want your child unscrewing a bottle full of glitter glue, inside your house). 🙂
This sensory bottle is definitely long-lasting. In fact, I started to wonder if the glitter would ever fall to the bottom of the jar – it took a couple of days in the very beginning. Over time, the glitter has started to fall faster – though it still takes at least an hour (if not longer) to make its way down.
I love how this bottle turned out…the color (along with the sequins and crystal beads) reminds me of winter. If you have a fan of Frozen in your house, I’m sure they would love one of these sensory bottles!
And there you have it…one of the more difficult sensory bottles to create, but totally worth the effort. Tomorrow, I’m switching things up, and sharing the easiest sensory bottle I’ve made. Stay tuned…we only have a few more days left in our Sensory Bottle Extravaganza!