How to Make a Glow in the Dark Dinosaur Sensory Bottle

How to Make a Glow in the Dark Dinosaur Sensory Bottle
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In this post you’re going to learn how to create a sensory bottle.

But not just any sensory bottle — a glow in the dark sensory bottle! (That would be a very cool activity to make during a sleepover party.)

And not just any glow in the dark sensory bottle, but one that’s filled with dinosaurs!

If you have a kiddo that loves dinosaurs, it doesn’t get much better than that.

 

What is the Purpose of Sensory Bottles?

If you’re never made a sensory bottle before, you may be wondering what one is or what your kids are supposed to do with it.

Simply put, sensory bottles, paint sensory bags, and other sensory activities let your kids explore, discover, imagine, and learn while engaging their senses.

They’re great for any kids, but especially helpful for children with a sensory processing disorder.

Sensory bottles are sometimes called “calm down bottles.” There’s something incredibly soothing about watching the items slowly swirl around. (Kind of like watching a big aquarium filled with fish.) It can actually slow down your breathing and help regular your emotions.

Hmm … maybe all of us should have a sensory bottle on hand at all times.

Because these sensory bottles glow in the dark, it can be a comforting bedtime toy that helps your child wind down and get ready for sleep.

 

 

Sensory Bottle Materials

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  • Plastic Water Bottle (empty Voss water bottles are great for this)
  • Water Beads
  • About ½ cup water
  • Blue and green sequins
  • Blue and green fine glitter
  • Small plastic dinosaurs
  • Glow sticks
  • Bottle of baby oil

 
Materials for Glow in the Dark Dinosaur Sensory Bottle

 

Sensory Bottle Directions

  1. Add approximately 1 ½ tbsp of water beads to the plastic water bottle.

    Water beads in bottle

  2.  

  3. Pour ½ cup of water over the beads.

    Water poured over beads

  4.  

  5. Let sit for 1-2 hours for the water beads to fully inflate.
  6. Bottle with inflated water beads

     

  7. Drain any excess water out of the bottle.

    Water drained from bottle

  8.  

  9. Add blue and green sequins to the bottle.

    Add green sequins to bottle

  10.  

  11. Shake lightly to mix it all together.

    Shake bottle after adding sequins

  12.  

  13. Add the blue and green fine glitter, and again shake lightly to incorporate.

    Add blue glitter to bottle

  14.  

  15. Begin adding the small plastic dinosaurs to the bottle, and shake lightly.

    Adding yellow plastic dinosaur to bottle

     

    Dinosaurs mixed into bottle

  16.  

  17. Shake each glow stick, then apply pressure starting in the center and moving along the edges until the stick is completely glowing.

    Glowing glow sticks

  18.  

  19. Add 4 glow sticks to the bottle.

    Glow sticks in bottle

  20.  

  21. Fill the bottle with the baby oil until it’s almost full.

    Pour baby oil in bottle

  22.  

  23. Screw the cap back onto the bottle.

    NOTE: You can add super glue to the lid of the bottle if you’re worried about your child opening it. If that’s not a concern, then leave it unglued so you can replace the glow sticks when they stop glowing (after about 8-12 hours).

    Top screwed onto bottle

  24.  

  25. Shake well to mix all materials together, and enjoy your sensory bottle!

    Glowing dinosaur sensory bottle

     

    Closeup glowing bottle 1

 

Glowing dinosaur sensory bottle

Glow in the Dark Dinosaur Sensory Bottles

Active Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Materials

Instructions

  1. Add approximately 1 ½ tbsp of water beads to the plastic water bottle.
  2. Pour ½ cup of water over the beads.
  3. Let sit for 1-2 hours for the water beads to fully inflate.
  4. Drain any excess water out of the bottle.
  5. Add blue and green sequins to the bottle.
  6. Shake lightly to mix it all together.
  7. Add the blue and green fine glitter, and again shake lightly to incorporate.
  8. Begin adding the small plastic dinosaurs to the bottle, and shake lightly.
  9. Shake each glow stick, then apply pressure starting in the center and moving along the edges until the stick is completely glowing.
  10. Add 4 glow sticks to the bottle.
  11. Fill the bottle with the baby oil until it’s almost full.
  12. Screw the cap back onto the bottle.
  13. Shake well to mix all materials together, and enjoy your sensory bottle!

Notes

The glow sticks will glow for approximately 8-12 hours.

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