Patriotic Sensory Bottle Project for 4th of July or Memorial Day post preview: Follow these easy step-by-step directions to make your own sensory bottle in red, white, and blue. This project is easy enough for kids to make on their own.
Sensory bottles are such a fun and easy project to make. They’re also typically an inexpensive project to make, which is even better.
Sensory bottles are also commonly called calm down bottles, discovery bottles, as well as many other names. Kids and adults alike can enjoy the calming effect that sensory bottles of the style shared in this post can have.
The bottle in this post is a patriotic sensory bottle. Complete with red, blue, and silver stars, it’s perfect for a variety of holidays or any time of year.
Patriotic Sensory Bottle
If you are in the United States, some holidays that this patriotic sensory bottle might be especially appropriate would be Independence Day (the 4th of July), Flag Day, and Memorial Day.
If you’re outside of the U.S., it might also be perfect for a patriotic sensory bottle for holidays if you are in one of the many countries that also have flags that are red, white, and blue. For example, this would be a great Bastille Day Sensory Bottle!
Of course, you can change up the colors and shapes to make it appropriate for other holidays as well.
Patriotic Sensory Bottle Supplies
- 1 plastic VOSS water bottle (available at most stores as well and then you can buy it as a single bottle) or another clear plastic water bottle
- 1 bottle (5oz.) Elmer’s Clear Glue
- Red, silver, and blue metallic star confetti – in the bottle shown, there are approximately 2 tablespoons of stars
- Warm water
- Hot glue or craft tape/duct tape to seal the bottle (optional)
Directions for Your Patriotic Sensory Bottle
1. Make sure your bottle is clean. Of course, if you previously had water in it, it should be clean, but if you or someone else drank from the bottle, I would rinse it out with warm water.
2. Pour all of the clear glue into the bottle.
3. Add your desired amount of metallic star confetti into the bottle. (The bottle shown in the pictures has approximately two tablespoons in it.)
4. Fill the rest of the bottle with warm water.
5. Close the bottle well. (The optional step seven goes a little further with this idea.)
6. Shake up the contents well until the stars move around slowly and freely.
7. (Optional step) If children will be using the patriotic sensory bottle that might be apt to open it, you might consider hot gluing it shut or using some craft or duct tape to wrap around it to prevent opening.
Don’t Want to Make Your Own Sensory Bottle?
If you really want a sensory bottle, but don’t want to make your own, there are tons of cool sensory bottles on Etsy.
I really dig this cool Nebula Sensory Bottle!
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