Both children and adults will love this Frozen-inspired snowstorm glitter sensory bottle DIY.
Focusing on the objects in this Frozen-inspired DIY glitter sensory bottle can help children and adults calm down and focus.
Sensory jars like this snowflake glitter bottle are most often used as a tool to help calm an overwhelmed child, or, as a meditation technique for children. As the bottle clears so does the mind. Calm down sensory bottles work wonders for adults too!
For more information about sensory bottles including quick and easy DIY recipes hop over to have a look at Calm Down Sensory Bottles 101.
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Frozen-Inspired Sensory Bottle Materials
- Water bottle, empty sensory bottle, mason jar, or, any other recycled bottle that will hold water without leaking.
- Blue glitter glue
- Liquid hand soap
- Snowflake sequins — snowflake confetti mix, sparkly snow, silver snowflakes, and/or iridescent snowflakes
- Blue glitter tempera paint or blue tempera paint
- Fine turquoise glitter
- 1-quart glass liquid measuring cup or mixing bowl
- Hot water
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How to Make a Frozen-inspired Snowflake Glitter Sensory Bottle
This DIY Frozen-inspired snowstorm sensory bottle is a fun DIY calm down toy for kids. Think of this snowstorm sensory bottle as a giant snowglobe that can help toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners, and elementary-aged kids learn how to self-regulate. Else and Anna would love it!
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Snowstorm Glitter Sensory Bottle Step by Step Directions
Time needed: 25 minutes.
Have a look at our tips in Calm Down Sensory Bottles 101 before attempting to make your first sensory bottle.
- Gather materials and tools
- Add hot water and glitter glue, tempera paint, and fine glitter to a 1-quart measuring cup
First, add hot water (boiling is best) and a good squeeze (about 1 or 2 tablespoons) of blue glitter glue into a 1-quart glass liquid measuring cup. Next, add a squirt of blue glitter tempera paint or blue tempera paint and sprinkle in a pinch of fine turquoise glitter.
- Mix ingredients together and quickly pour into a bottle
Mix ingredients together with a whisk and quickly pour the Frozen-inspired snowstorm sensory bottle mixture into a recycled bottle. Don’t pour it all the way to the top yet. You may find that you need to add a little more glue, glitter, or paint.
- Drop snowflake confetti into the bottle
Next, add snowflake confetti of choice. Several options are listed in the materials section.
- Mix in a little clear hand soap
Add approximately 1/8 cup of clear liquid hand soap to the snowflake sensory bottle mixture.
- Consider adding more of the basic ingredients
Determine if more handsoap, glitter, glitter glue, or glitter tempera paint needs to be added to the Frozen-inspired snowstorm sensory bottle. Pour a little bit of the sensory bottle solution out in order to make room for more of this or that if needed.
- Top the sensory bottle off
Add a little more water, or liquid hand soap to the snowstorm sensory until the glitter mixture is all the way to the top. Next, put the lid on, and give it a good shake.
Snowstorm Glitter Sensory Bottle DIY Tips and Troubleshooting
Don’t glue the lid onto this Frozen-inspired sensory bottle right away. It’s hard to make changes after the cap is glued on.
Because we used large snowflake confetti for this Frozen-inspired DIY calm down bottle we soon learned that we needed to make the solution more viscous so they would float and swirl instead of sink right to the bottom. This is why we added 1/8 cup of clear liquid hand soap into the mixture. It worked wonderfully!
If there are bubbles at the top of the snowflake sensory bottle, slowly fill with hot water and allow the bubbles to flow over the side until there are no bubbles left.
If we were to make this DIY glitter sensory bottle again, we would avoid regular (non-snowflake) and painted sequins. The paint chips off, which didn’t really matter for this bottle because they just added more blue chips and color to the mix.
The problem with sequins is that they tend to stick to the side of the snowstorm sensory jar, rather than swirl.
Once you are happy with the way that you Frozen-inspired snowstorm sensory bottle moves and flows, glue the cap on and pass it over to the kiddos. Unless you are keeping it for yourself of course. 😉
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