Inside: An easy Halloween sensory bottle made with simple party supplies.
Since Halloween is one of our favorite times of the year, I thought it would be fun to make a festive Halloween sensory bottle.
Creepy-Crawly Halloween Sensory Bottle
Spooky (but not too spooky) spiders float in orange and yellow liquid. Shine a light through the bottle for a fun glowing effect!
Why sensory bottles are so awesome:
- Mess-free sensory play
- Can be helpful as a “calm down” tool
- Expose kids to new items in a controlled environment
More benefits of sensory bottles can be found here.
Here’s what you need to make a Halloween sensory bottle:
(I’ve included affiliate links for your convenience in finding supplies used to make this Halloween sensory bottle; disclosure policy available here).
- Empty plastic water bottle
- Cooking oil or baby oil
- Yellow and red food coloring
- Plastic spiders (I used some spider rings from last year’s Trick or Treat and cut off the ring part)
- Colored plastic loom bands (I used red, yellow, and white)
- Hot glue gun
How to make this semi-spooky Halloween Sensory Bottle:
First, remove wrapper/label from outside of plastic water bottle and wipe clean.
TIP: If there is any sticky residue left behind, try this trick! Massage Lestoil into the residue, then wash off with dish soap and warm water. Wipe clean with a dry paper towel.
When outer surface is clean, fill bottle halfway with water. Add 1 drop red food coloring and 2-3 drops yellow food coloring. Put lid back on bottle and shake until the water is orange.
Remove lid and add oil to fill remainder of bottle. You can use whatever type of oil you have on hand: yellow cooking oil (what I used) or clear baby oil. Either one will look awesome next to the orange water!
Make sure you’ve got everything you want in the bottle and that it is almost completely full of liquid. (It’s ok if there is a small pocket of air).
Seal the lid with a hot glue gun, allow to dry completely, and you’re all done!
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