This Patriotic Sensory Bottle for 4th of July is entertaining for the kids! The red, white, and blue stars and the glitter gives this bottle a cool look!
Sensory bottles are one of our favorite crafts to create as a family! My kids love the different types of sensory bottles that we make.
You may be asking yourself, “What is a sensory bottle and what is a sensory bottle good for?” A sensory bottle is usually an empty bottle of any kind filled with a variety of objects for a child to observe. The bottle includes a liquid such as water and/or glue for objects to move about freely and slowly (if glue is used.) Sensory bottles can help a child learn about his or her surroundings using their senses.
This patriotic sensory bottle is a great way for your child to celebrate the 4th of July this year! Our bottle below includes red, white, and blue glitter with fun stars that move about freely when interacting with the bottle! Sensory bottles can provide plenty of entertainment for children. They are also called “calm-down bottles” for a very good reason. You may feel relaxed while watching the contents of the bottle moving around!
If you interested in seeing more examples of sensory bottles, check out our collection of sensory bottles below!
Plus, keep reading to find FREE 4th of July themed printables and activities for children.
More Sensory Bottles:
- Glow in the Dark Sensory Bottle
- St. Patrick’s Day Sensory Bottle
- Valentine’s Day Sensory Bottle
- New Year’s Day Sensory Bottle
Let’s get to creating! Here’s how to create your own patriotic sensory bottle.
Patriotic Sensory Bottle
- 1 (16 ounce) plastic storage/sensory bottle
- 2 to 3 (6 ounce) bottles Elmer’s clear glue
- About 1 cup warm water
- About 1 tablespoon glitter or confetti (if desired)
- Toys (if desired)
For this project, we used:
Empty one bottle of glue into the sensory bottle.
Add the glitter and stars to the sensory bottle.
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 glue and shake or stir to combine.
Seal the sensory bottle and shake well. If the glitter does not move easily, add more warm water. If the glitter moves too quickly, add additional glue. Continue adding in layers with the glitter and toys until you achieve your desired effect.
When the contents of the bottle move according to your preference, seal the bottle and glue the lid closed to avoid spills.
If desired, cover the lid with duct tape or additional decorations.
Allow plenty of sensory bottle play time for your child!
While you are here, enjoy these free patriotic printables:
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