I had a bit of a dry spell with crafts but now that I have Ruby it has motivated me to get stuck into making things again, and I thought that I would share my crafty adventures with you all. I wanted to start off with something fairly straightforward so I decided to give my first sensory bottle a go.
- Empty water bottle (cleaned, dried and label removed)
- Foil star confetti
- Glue gun
- Baby Oil (or Glycerine, I used baby oil because I had some at home)
- Washing up liquid
It is super duper easy to make this type of sensory bottle, I basically made the whole thing during Ruby's morning nap!
- Half fill the bottle with water
- Add your glitter/beads/confetti (or whatever you want to add)
- Add one tablespoon of baby oil (or Glycerine)
- Top up the bottle with water (but not right to the top)
- Replace the lid and give it a shake to test. You may find you want to add more beads etc or you may feel you need a bit more oil (or Glycerine). Keep testing until you feel you have it the way you want it to be and that there is enough in the bottle.
- TIP - if the items in the bottle seem to be clumping together add a small amount of washing up liquid (I found this tip on another site and it did the trick for me).
- When you have finalised what is in the bottle use the glue gun to glue around the rim of the bottle, then quickly screw the lid on (do I need to remind you that the glue will be hot so be careful? I feel I should just in case!).
- Once the glue has dried, your sensory bottle is ready to use!
|Ruby enjoying the first attempt|
It's a nice super easy craft and we have enjoyed playing with it and it's cheap and cheerful. I will definitely be experimenting with more in the future. If you have a go, please share your results here, or over on my Facebook page.
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