Learn how to make this fun glow in the dark ringer game with glow in the dark loom bands and this easy DIY sensory bottle tutorial.
My daughter has become utterly obsessed with DIY sensory bottles, and this glow-in-the-dark ringer game toy is one of her favorites. Sensory bottles are potent tools for calming an overwhelmed or anxious child (or adult), and they are also fantastic for no mess safe sensory play. Babies and toddlers can investigate all sorts of items without the risk of putting them in their mouths or choking on them.
This DIY glow-in-the-dark ringer game sensory bottle is made with a golf tee with rainbow loom bands that glow in the dark. Playing with it can help young children focus, calm down, and self-regulate. For more information about sensory bottles and their uses, check out Calm Down Sensory Bottles 101.
DIY Glow in the Dark Ringer Game Sensory Bottle
These glow-in-the-dark loom bands don’t glow brightly or last long without an external light source. They can be ‘charged’ by placing them under a light or in the sun, but the glow won’t last long. If you want loom bands glowing brightly, a blacklight works best.
DIY Glow in the Dark Ringer Game Sensory Bottle Supplies
- Water bottle, mason jar, or, another bottle from the recycle bin
- Goo Gone
- Glow in the dark loom bands
- Martini Golf Tee’s (2 3/4 inch)
- E6000 Glue
- Blacklight flashlight (optional)
How to Make Glow in the Dark Ringer Game
This glowing homemade sensory bottle is easy to make. Please hop over to read our DIY Ringer Game Toy instructions to learn how to make this fun game that doubles as a sensory bottle.
Please substitute glow-in-the-dark rainbow loom bands for the regular rainbow loom bands used in the instructions and follow the directions carefully. We had our first ringer game sensory bottle fail because the golf tee came unglued–not so good!
This DIY glow-in-the-dark ringer game, and our DIY ringer game, have held firm since our second attempt. So, you won’t want to miss my tips!
Play with your loom band ringer game sensory bottle for a few days before you glue on the lid. Even though the loom bands can sometimes be wacky, they don’t go where you think they will, and sometimes they end up floating.
So, don’t glue the lid shut right away so you can take the glow-in-the-dark rainbow loom bands that float out of the bottle after a day or so if you like. Once you are happy with it, glue on the lid and hand it over to your kids, or give it away as a gift, unless you are keeping it for yourself, of course. 😉
Glow In the DArk DIY Sensory Bottle Ringer Game
This easy-to-make DIY glow-in-the-dark ringer game sensory bottle is a fun way to help children (and adults) calm down and unwind while they play. Discovery bottles like this ringer game for kids and adults can help children focus and develop self-regulation skills.
Sensory bottles are also great for no mess, safe, sensory play. Babies, toddlers, and preschoolers can play this game without the risk of choking on the glow-in-the-dark rainbow loom bands.
Learn more about sensory bottles, their uses, how to make them, and troubleshooting tips in Calm Down Sensory Bottles 101.