DIY Rainbow loom band ringer game sensory bottle
Sensory bottles are most often used for calming an anxious child, or for no mess safe sensory play. This sensory bottle is a fun ringer game that can help your child focus, calm down, and learn to self-regulate. You may also like this Glow in the Dark Ringer Game Sensory Bottle.
For more information about sensory bottles and their uses check out Calm Down Sensory Bottles 101.
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DIY Rainbow Loom Band Ringer Game Sensory Bottle
My daughter and I are always stealing this bottle from each other to play with. We both love it so much I will be making a glow in the dark one next. Sign up for my newsletter below so you don’t miss it!
DIY Rainbow Loom Band Ringer Game Sensory Bottle: Materials
- Voss Water Bottle (These are our favorite bottles to use)
- Goo Gone
- Rainbow loom bands
- Martini Golf Tee’s (2 3/4 inch)
- E6000 Glue
DIY Rainbow Loom Band Ringer Game Sensory Bottle: Directions
1. Peel off sticker on bottle. Use Goo Gone to remove sticky residue.
2. Empty and/or drink water in bottle.
3. Glue the golf tee to the lid. The following directions are important if you want the golf tee to stay stuck to the lid. We tried to use a glue gun for our first go round and it failed in less than 12 hours. Start by peeling the backing off of the bottle lid.
Next, use a nail or other sharp object to score the top of the golf tee. This will help the glue bond with the slick plastic surface. Fill the top (martini glass) of the golf tee with E6000 glue and attach it to the inside of the lid. Use it outside away from children and allow it to dry outside, the fumes are toxic.
Carefully place a small amount of glue around the perimeter of the golf tee to give it extra strength and bonding power. Not too much or you won’t be able to put the lid on the bottle. Allow to dry for AT LEAST 72 hours before completing the steps below. This glue takes several days to cure and bond.
4. Fill the bottle about half way with water.
5. Drop about 20 – 30 loom bands into the bottle. We used too many at first and ended up taking some out. Less makes the game more fun. My daughter also insisted that we leave out the black and white ones.
Use the solid colored rainbow loom bands. The jelly loom bands tend to float instead of sink.
6. Fill the bottle up the rest of the way with water. You want to fill it all the way to the top so there is no air in it.
7. Place the lid on the bottle and enjoy trying to get a ringer!
Loom bands are wacky because sometimes they float. My daughter moves the bottle around so much when she plays it doesn’t seem to matter. She still gets ringers and is overjoyed every single time!
Play with your loom band ringer game sensory bottle for a few days before you glue the lid on. That way you can add more loom bands or take some out.
You can even take the bands that end up floating out of the bottle after a day or so if you like. Or, you can test them beforehand in water as a type of science experiment like we did.
Once you are happy with it, glue on the lid and hand it over to your kids. Unless you’re keeping it for yourself of course. 😉
DIY Rainbow Loom Band Ringer Game Sensory Bottle: Summary
A DIY rainbow loom band ringer game sensory bottle is a super fun way to help children (and adults) calm down while they play. Bottles like this are also the perfect way for babies and toddlers to play games with small items without the risk of choking on them.
To learn more about sensory bottles, their uses, how to make them, and troubleshooting tips check out Calm Down Sensory Bottles 101.
I will be making one of these ringer game sensory bottles using glow in the dark loom bands next week. Sign up for my newsletter below so you don’t miss it!
You may also like:
- Frozen-Inspired Snowstorm Sensory Bottle
- Rainbow Galaxy Sensory Bottle
- Slow Falling Hearts Sensory Bottle
- Butterfly Sensory Bottle
- Sea Shells Sensory Bottle
For more ideas follow my sensory activities plus Pinterest board.
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