This fall leaves sensory jar can be for sensory exploration or as an autumn decoration or both. Bring the colour and feel of the season inside.While we normally make sensory bottles in all kinds of themes, I thought a sensory jar might be a nice change. The size allows it to sit nicely on a mantle or counter as a decoration when it’s not being used as a sensory toy.
Fall Leaves Sensory Jar
- 8 oz. plastic storage jar
- 6 oz. bottle Elmer’s yellow glitter glue
- approximately ½ cup warm water
- 1 Tbsp. maple leaf foil confetti
- optional: seasonal cupcake liner, washi tape, duct tape, or pine cones for decoration
- Empty the yellow glitter glue into the jar.
- Fill the empty glue bottle about half full with warm water (about ¼ cup) and seal with the lid. Shake well to combine the remaining glue with the water. Pour into jar with the glue and stir to combine.
- Add the maple leaf confetti.
- Seal the jar and shake well. If the glitter or confetti don’t move easily, you can add more warm water. If the glitter or confetti move too quickly, you can add additional glue.
- When you’ve got things looking the way you want them to, seal the jar and glue the lid closed to avoid spills.
- If you want to, you can cover the lid with a cupcake liner, washi tape, seasonal duct tape, or other decoration. If you want to achieve the look of ours, use a hot glue gun to attach pine cones to the lid.
Note that supervision should be used when giving this jar to children as they will be able to get the lid off and that could make quite a mess! You also don’t want kids eating the contents of this jar so be sure to keep an eye on them with it.
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