This autumn, bring the falling leaves and amber colored hues inside with this fall leaves glitter sensory bottle for kids. It’s mesmerizing and so much fun to shake up!
Recently, we’ve really been upping the amount of sensory play we do around our home.
We hadn’t ventured into it for quite a while, but now we’re loving it!
Today, with autumn quickly approaching, we decided to bring the windy falling leaves inside into our own little fall leaves glitter sensory bottle.
Read on below to see how simple it is to make for your children.
DIY Autumn Sensory Bottle
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Fall Glitter Sensory Bottle Supplies
The size of your sensory bottle will determine the amount of each ingredient that you will need. I used a 16 oz sensory bottle and these were my approximate measurements.
- 16 oz Sensory bottle
- Leaf sequins (1 package)
- 1 Tablespoon fine copper glitter
- 4 Tablespoons clear glue
- 2 Tablespoons clear liquid softsoap
- 4 oz clear corn syrup
- 1 drop gel orange food dye
- 12 oz Water
- Mixing Bowl
- Hot glue gun and glue stick (optional, for sealing the lid shut)
Fall Sensory Bottle Recipe
1. Heat up the water for 30-60 seconds until it’s warm.
2. Pour the glue, soap, and corn syrup into the warm water. Using a whisk or fork, mix thoroughly until there are no clumps left.
3. In a separate small bowl, mix 1 drop orange food dye (or 1 drop yellow and 1 drop red dye) with a tablespoon of water. Mix and dilute the liquid until you have the shade of orange you want the bottle to be.
4. Add the orange water mixture to the glue, soap and corn syrup mixture.
5. Add the copper glitter to the mixture and whisk thoroughly.
6. Pour the mixture into the sensory bottle, then add the leaf sequins.
7. If you want the bottle to be permanently sealed, use hot glue to secure the lid shut. I don’t seal my lids, because I reuse my sensory bottles. Just be sure to watch your kids with the sensory bottles if you don’t glue them shut and tighten it by hand as much as possible.
Now just give it a couple of good shakes and watch the leaves and glitter drift to the bottom of the jar.
One of my favorite things about this fall sensory bottle is the way the leaves and the glitter interacts.
When you give this glitter bottle a good shake, the leaf sequins quickly move through the bottle and settle to the bottom. The glitter, on the other hand, is very slow moving and swirls around the bottle for about a minute before it even starts to settle.
It’s so much fun to watch!
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