This glitter sensory calming bottle can make a perfect Valentine's 💝gift! It is sensorily therapeutical and can be used as a mindful meditational tool for children. This Valentine's DIY craft is super easy to make, and the best part is that children can personalize their Sensory ~ Discovery bottles with a certain glitter color combination or the objects they choose to place inside.
What you need to make this ❤️Valentines ✨Glitter Sensory Bottle:
- a bottle ~ make sure it does not leak (ideally, you would want something tall),
- clear glue (buy here),
- glitter (buy here),
- we are using plastic hearts from a craft store;
- a glue gun to secure the cap to the bottle.
Fill the bottle with clear glue about 3/4. Add glitter and hearts.
Make sure you leave space to add water, otherwise, the substance will be too thick.
Note: we originally filled the bottle 3/4 with glue, and although right after we made it, it worked fine, the next day, the substance was too thick. I suggest the best ratio is: fill 1/2 glue + 1/2 water.
Fill the rest of the bottle with hot water (hot will help dissolve the glue). The higher the water to glue ratio, the more freely would the objects/hearts float in the glue/water substance.
Shake ~ observe ~foocus! "As the bottle clears, so does the mind."
A DIY Calm Down Sensory bottle can help children with sensory sensitivities or can help calm a child when the emotions become overwhelming. Focusing on the objects in the calm down jar helps a child focus the attention and calm down, being an excellent meditation technique for children.
Besides this red ❤️Valentine's sensory bottle we made as a🎁gift for Daddy, we ended up with two more bottles: Adrian decided to make one for Julia (pink) and one for himself (blue) as Valentine's💝gifts.
I painted tops of jars: Adrian's in blue & Julia's in pink, sprinkling some glitter on top.
Besides stimulating the child sensorily, these Glitter Jars are a great meditational tool to quiet the mind, gather thoughts, find peace and inner balance, while watching the glitter swirl around and around.
These sensory bottles can also make a perfect ❤️Valentine 's🎁gift.
Using a glue gun, I secured ribbon & a bow to the top of the bottle, making it a complete gift.
Happy ❤️Valentine's Day! Let your days be filled with ❤️LOVE!
We made a similar jar ~ see here a post DIY ☮️ Mindful ✨Glitter Calming Jar •Meditation 📿Tool for Kids.
For more on Valentines Day activities, see here ❤️Valentine's Inspired Unit Study.