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Sensory Bottle Ideas: Corn Syrup and Glitter

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My toddler daughter and I have been getting super crafty lately with sensory bottles. For parents and crafters not in the know, a sensory bottle is a recycled bottled filled with different objects and liquids. Sensory bottles can teach kids about sounds, colors, density, and viscosity. Making a sensory bottle is also great way to upcycle an old plastic container that might otherwise be thrown away or recycled.

Corn Syrup, Plastic Bottle, Glitter Glitter in Plastic Bottle

The most recent sensory bottle that my daughter and I made contained corn syrup, water, and glitter. With our glitter and oil sensory bottle turning out a big success, I wanted to expand on our use of glitter. My mom suggested using corn syrup and a little bit of water to make the glitter float inside the liquid.

Pouring Corn Syrup in the Bottle Corn Syrup and Glitter in Bottle

To make our corn syrup and glitter sensory bottle, I first washed out an old plastic bottle. Using an old piece of paper as a funnel, I poured a good amount of glitter into the bottle. I then added quite a bit of corn syrup and some water to make the corn syrup a little less thick. I finally had my husband screw the lid back on the bottle as tightly as possible, and then I used some electrical tape to secure the lid on.

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Adding Water to the Corn Syrup Glitter and Corn Syrup Sensory Bottle

Of all the sensory bottles that my daughter and I have made, the glitter and corn syrup one is definitely my new favorite. I love to roll the glitter mixture around inside the bottle. I could sit and watch the sparkly goodness for hours. Poppy also seems to enjoy her newest sensory bottle.

 

What materials have you used to make a sensory bottle?

Image Credits

Corn Syrup, Plastic Bottle, Glitter © 2013 Heather Johnson
Glitter in Plastic Bottle © 2013 Heather Johnson
Pouring Corn Syrup in the Bottle © 2013 Heather Johnson
Corn Syrup and Glitter in Bottle © 2013 Heather Johnson
Adding Water to the Corn Syrup © 2013 Heather Johnson
Glitter and Corn Syrup Sensory Bottle © 2013 Heather Johnson
Poppy Playing with Her Glitter and Corn Syrup Sensory Bottle 1 © 2013 Heather Johnson
Poppy Playing with Her Glitter and Corn Syrup Sensory Bottle 2 © 2013 Heather Johnson

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Written by Heather Johnson

Heather is a writer, librarian, linguist, wife, and mother who loves her husband, children, dogs, and cat. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in creative writing and master's degrees in library and information science and English studies with a concentration in linguistics.

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