When we think of Halloween, we may think of dark, black, or scary, but the October holiday can also be celebrated with cheerful colours like purple and orange. That’s what I like about this Halloween sensory bottle. This is a simple activity to do in a preschool class or at home. Because the glitter and confetti travel slowly through the glue and water, it makes a great calm down bottle for kids to observe when their emotions get too big.
Halloween Sensory Bottle:
- 1 (16 oz.) plastic bottle
- 2-3 bottles Elmer’s Glue in clear, 6 oz. each
- approximately 1 cup warm water
- Halloween foil confetti
- orange glitter
- orange and purple sequins
- plastic aquarium rocks, orange and purple
- optional: hot glue
- optional: washi tape or duct tape
- Empty one bottle of clear glue into the plastic bottle.
- Fill the empty glue bottle about half full with warm water and seal with the lid. Shake well to combine the remaining glue with the water. Pour into jar with glue and shake to combine.
- Add some of the glitter, sequins, and aquarium rocks.
- Seal the jar and shake well. If the glitter or confetti do not move easily, add more warm water. If the glitter or confetti move too quickly, add additional glue. Continuing adding in layers of water and glue with the glitter, sequins, and orange and purple rocks until you achieve the desired effect.
- When the contents of the bottle move the way you want them to, seal the bottle with the lid.
- You can use a hot glue gun to secure the lid in place to avoid spills.
- If you want to make the sensory bottle more festive, you can cover the lid with Halloween themed washi tape or glow in the dark duct tape.
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