In case, my matching Minnie purse and wallet weren’t evidence enough, I’m a big Disney fan. I’m especially partial to Mr. and Mrs. Mouse! That is the inspiration behind this Mickey and Minnie Sensory Bottle.
If you’re also a Disney fan, you’re going to love this adorable sensory tool. It’s easy to make yourself. In the same spirit as our Minnie Mouse Slime, you can bring a bit of that Disney magic right into your own home.
If you’re hosting a Mickey Mouse themed birthday party, these would make adorable party favours for your guests to make and then take home.
Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse Sensory Bottle:
- empty water bottle (I prefer the look of Voss bottles or craft store sensory bottles)
- clear dish soap (Dawn or LemiShine are good because they are thicker)
- Mickey Mouse buttons
- Minnie Mouse buttons
- white tri beads
- black tiny elastics (the Rainbow Loom type)
- gold glitter
- optional: Superglue or hot glue to seal the bottle cap
- Pour clear dish soap into the container until it’s 2/3 full.
- Add the glitter, beads, mini elastics, and Mickey and Minnie Mouse buttons.
- Fill the remaining space with water.
- Replace the lid. If you’re going to be using this jar with younger kids, then I highly recommend that you Superglue the lid in place and allow the glue to dry before giving it to your child to play with. You can instead secure it with hot glue.
As with all sensory activities, adult supervision should be used at all times. Even if you have glued the lid in place, it can come undone and the small parts inside are potential choking hazards.
Sensory and Learning Opportunities:
While the main sensory system targeted with sensory bottles is the Visual system, children also engage their tactile and proprioceptive sensory systems when interacting with this activity.
This activity presents many math opportunities. Kids can compare if there are more Mickeys than Minnies or vice versa or if there are an equal amount. They can count the number of characters inside or the number of one specific character. They can also guess how many white beads there are by counting them in one section and then multiplying that by the number of same size sections there are.
Thanks to the slow falling movement, this can also serve as a calm down jar, helping kids regulate their breathing and behaviour.
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