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 and rainbow loom bands that glow in the dark. Playing with it can help young children focus, calm down, and self-regulate. Or, use the same glow-in-the-dark loom bands in a recycled jar or bottle without the golf tee for a simple glow-in-the-dark DIY. 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. fortunately, they can be ‘charged’ by placing them under a light or in the sun to get them to glow again. Use a blacklight if you want loom bands glowing brightly.
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
- Distilled water
- Martini Golf Tee (2 3/4 inch)
- E6000 Glue
- Blacklight flashlight (optional)
How to Make A Glow-in-the-Dark Sensory Bottle
Making simple glow-in-the-dark sensory bottles is easy to do. Add a small handful of glowing loom bands, 1/8-1/4 cup of glycerin, and distilled water to a recycled bottle or jar. Or follow the simple DIY instructions directly below to make a fun game that doubles as a glowing sensory bottle.
How to Make Glow in the Dark Ringer Game
To make the glowing ringer game, substitute glow-in-the-dark rainbow loom bands for the regular rainbow loom bands used in our DIY Ringer Game Toy instructions–>HERE, and follow the directions carefully.
Our first ringer game sensory bottle failed because the golf tee came unglued–not so good! The DIY glow-in-the-dark ringer game, and DIY ringer game we put together, 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 immediately so you can take the glow-in-the-dark rainbow loom bands that float out of the bottle. Once you are happy with how it looks and works, glue the lid on and hand it over to your kids, give it away as a gift, or keep it for yourself. 😉
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.