Glitter bottles make great sensory play. You can make your own sensory bottles full of sparkles and fun. Toddlers, preschoolers, and even kindergarteners will love these fun sensory bottles.

Valentine Glitter Sensory Bottle

Glittery Sensory Bottles DIY

Let’s make some simple Sensory Bottles for a fun activity that doubles as a calm down jar or a DIY gift for friends and family.

It is easy to make, and even prettier to look at! Plus, it makes a great candy alternative as well. These are great for little hands.

DIY Glitter Sensory Bottle

Sensory bottles are great for entertaining kids, and can have a calming effect when they watch the fun items flow around inside.

We wanted to make one that was perfect for Valentine’s Day and I love how this turned out!

What Is A Sensory Bottle?

A sensory bottle is a great item that can help with a child who is overwhelmed by sensory input or upset. It is a tool that helps teach your child to self-regulate and calm down.

These bottles allow children to use their senses to focus on the bottle and what is within, causing them to calm and focus.

Why Are Sensory Bottles Important?

Sensory bottles of course benefit your child in teaching them to self-regulate and mediate and learn how to self-calm, but they also expose children to the world around them and help them make connections to the world around them.

They’re so beneficial to young children and even older children. Older kids who are in elementary school can also benefit from sensory bottles as well. Kids of all ages can benefit from the contents of the bottle.

It addresses a range of skills and concepts, depending on what is in the bottle, like:

  • Social skills: problem solving and communication
  • Science: buoyancy, sinking, absorption
  • Sensory: Visual, Auditory, Movement

These sensory valentines activities are so much fun to make as you can see with this jar on its side filled with red glitter glue, big pieces of red glitter, and golden hearts.

Supplies Needed To Make This Lovely Valentine Sensory Bottle

Luckily, it doesn’t take too many ingredients to make this Valentine’s sensory bottle. In fact, you may already have a lot of these things in your crafting supplies. If not, we can help you out (this post contains affiliate links.)!

How To Make A Valentine’s Sensory Bottle:

Step 1

Pour half a bottle of red glitter glue into the jar.Make this sensory bottle activity by filling a mason jar up with half of the red glitter glue and then add more glitter like these red chunks of glitter and golden glitter hearts.

Step 2

Add extra glitter, as much as you desire.

Step 3

Then put the lid on and shake to ensure all the glitter gets mixed in.

Then once you add the red glitter glue, the red glitter, and gold hearts to the mason jar, put the lid on this sensory bottle and shake to mix up the glitter.

Step 4

Fill the remainder of the jar with distilled water.Once you have the glitter and glue mixed in your Valentines sensory jar, add distilled water and fill the half empty jar up.

Step 5

Screw on the lid. The put the lid on your Valentine's day bottle and shake it really good. Add a red ribbon and a card that says Valentine, you really sparkle!

Step 6

Shake and enjoy.

Notes:

For younger kids, make sure you seal the mason jar with hot glue, gorilla glue, etc.

This Would Make A Great Valentine’s Day Gift

These are the steps needed to make your Valentines Sensory Bottle

Valentine’s day is usually filled with candy and sweets and this is a great alternative, especially for smaller children. If you are making this for little ones you could also use a plastic bottle to prevent breaking.

You could also use different color glues to make this Valentine’s day gift extra special! There are so many different colors of glue, you could choose your child’s favorite color!

Plus, they have other types of glue like glow in the dark glue, that could make this extra special!

Materials

  • Elmers Red Glitter Glue
  • Distilled Water
  • Jar (I used a 16 oz. glass mason jar but a plastic one is recommended for kids who can’t handle glass)
  • Heart Glitter
  • Red Mason Jar Lids

Instructions

  1. Pour half a bottle of red glitter glue into the jar.
  2. Add extra glitter, as much as you desire.
  3. Fill the remainder of the jar with distilled water.
  4. Screw on the lid.
  5. Shake and enjoy.

Notes

For younger kids, make sure you seal the mason jar with hot glue, gorilla glue, etc.

More Sensory Bottles and Sensory Bins From Kids Activities Blog:

Looking for more sensory materials? Want a sensory bin? Nature discovery bottles? Maybe a calm down bottle? We have many fun ways for your kids to explore the world through their sense.

These are perfect for big kids and younger children and can be made from a variety of materials!

How did your sensory bottle turn out? Let us know in the comments, let us know, we’d love to hear from you!