Here’s a fun glow in the dark Halloween pumpkin sensory bottle that your kids are sure to love!
My daughter has always had a strange obsession with Pumpkins and Jack o’ lanterns since she first set eyes on them. I can remember her chirping happily pointing from her baby carrier on our daily walks.
She cried miserably once they disappeared. She was also very mad at her mommy when she could not make them appear again at her command.
After I made this glow in the dark loom band sensory bottle I had a bunch of loom bands left. When I looked at the orange loom bands I thought my daughter would fall in love with a glow in the dark jack o’ lantern discovery bottle! I was right… She loves it! Just look at that smiling face 🙂
Sensory bottles like this one are great for calming and anxious child and for no mess safe sensory play. This one can also be used as Halloween decorations. For more information about sensory bottles and their uses check out Calm Down Sensory Bottles 101.
Glow in the Dark Halloween Pumpkin Sensory Bottle
These glow in the dark loom bands don’t glow brightly or last long without an external source of light. They can be ‘charged’ by placing them under a regular light or in the sun, but the glow won’t last long. To make these loom bands glow bright, pop an orange glow stick in it on Halloween night or use a black light.
Glow in the Dark Halloween Pumpkin Sensory Bottle: Materials
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- Voss Water Bottle (These are our favorite bottles to use)
- Goo Gone
- Glow in the dark loom bands (I used most of the bag of orange in this set)
- Permanent Marker
- Super Glue
- Orange Glow Stick (Optional)
- Black light flashlight (optional)
The photo on the left was taken in daylight while the photo on the right was taken with a black light flashlight pointed at it.
Glow in the Dark Halloween Pumpkin Sensory Bottle: Directions
1. Peel off sticker on bottle. Use Goo Gone to remove sticky residue.
2. Empty and/or drink water in Voss bottle.
3. Drop orange glow in the dark loom bands into the Voss bottle. At first, we used only about half of the orange loom bands in this set. After playing with this sensory bottle for a bit we discovered that this loom band bottle works best with lots of orange looms in it so we used most of the bag of orange in this set.
4. Add water to the Voss bottle.
5. 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.
6. Place lid on the bottle.
7. Use a permanent marker to draw a simple jack o’ lantern face on the Voss bottle.
Play with your glow in the dark loom band sensory bottle for a few days before you glue the lid on. You may find that you want to add or remove some loom bands.
Don’t glue it shut if you know you would like to put an orange glow stick in it at some point. You could even remove the glow stick when it loses its power and change it out for another one. Easy peasy.
This glow in the dark halloween pumpkin sensory bottle would make a great decoration for Halloween parties and on Halloween night!
To learn more about sensory bottles, their uses, how to make them, and troubleshooting tips check out Calm Down Sensory Bottles 101.
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