Both children and adults will love this DIY Frozen-inspired snowstorm sensory bottle. Calm down bottles like this are most often used to help calm an overwhelmed child, as a “time out” timer, or as a meditation technique for children. They are just as effective for adults.
Focusing on the objects in the bottle will help anyone calm down and focus their attention. As the bottle clears so does the mind. They work wonders for adults too! For more information about sensory bottles including links to other resources see Calm Down Sensory Bottles 101.
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DIY Frozen-Inspired Snowstorm Sensory Bottle
A DIY Frozen-inspired snowstorm sensory bottle for kids is a fun DIY calm down toy for kids. A giant snowglobe that can help your children learn how to self-regulate.Else and Anna would love it as much as your kids will!
Yoga is another great calming strategy for kids. Click on the link to learn tips for getting kids started with the practice of Yoga.
DIY Frozen-Inspired Snowstorm Sensory Bottle: Materials
- VOSS Artesian Water Bottles (These are our favorite bottles for sensory bottles)
- Elmer’s Glitter Glue 6oz-Blue
- Softsoap Liquid Hand Soap
- Snowflake sequins — 1. Snowflake Confetti Mix Foil White and/or 2. Sparkly Snow Confetti Mix Foil Multicolor and/or 3. Snowflake Sequins-Silver and/or 4. Iridescent Snowflakes Confetti
- Blue Glitter Tempura Paint
- Turquoise Fairy Dust
- 1-Quart Measuring Cup or Mixing Bowl (I like to use a large liquid measuring cup for making sensory bottles because I can measure and pour with it.)
- Whisk (This is a set, I dedicate one to sensory bottle making.)
- Hot Water
- Super Glue
Related: Rainstick Musical Sensory Bottle
How to Make a Frozen-Inspired Snowstorm Sensory Bottle
I learned how to make glitter bottles by reading Relax Bottle/Time Out Timer by My Crazy Blessed Life and 6 Ways to Make a Calm Down Jar by Preschool Inspirations. Both articles helped me understand the properties of a glitter bottles that use glue and learn how to make my own.
- Pour the water out of your Voss bottle into a 1-quart liquid measuring cup or mixing bowl so you know how much it holds. If you already drank it just fill it with water to measure. Then pour the water into a glass and use the measuring cup to mix your ingredients.
- Add hot water and a good squeeze (about 1 or 2 tablespoons) of glitter glue into your large measuring cup. Mix well with a whisk. Make sure you mix less than your bottle holds so you can add other ingredients and make changes as needed later.
- Mix in a sprinkle of turquoise fairy dust and a squirt of Blue glitter tempera paint (regular blue will also work).
- Next, add snowflake and/or sequins of choice. I listed several options above. Update: If I had it to make this bottle again I would avoid the 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 regular sequins is that some of them will tend to stick to the side of the jar rather than swirl.
- Continue to mix all ingredients with a whisk and pour into the Voss bottle. Leave room! 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.
- Because I used large sequins for this bottle I soon learned that I needed to make the solution more viscous so they would float and swirl longer. I chose to add about 1/8 cup of the clear liquid handsoap listed above. It worked wonderfully!
- Consider adding more handsoap, glitter, glitter glue, or glitter tempera paint to the Frozen-Inspired snowstorm sensory bottle it until you are happy with how it looks and moves. You can always pour some out if you need to to make room for more of this or that.
- Top it off with hot water, put the lid on, and give it a good shake. Don’t glue the lid on yet!
I like to play with the sensory bottles that I make for a day or two before I glue the cap on and give it to my daughter. It’s hard to make changes when the caps are glued on!
Once you are happy with your Frozen-Inspired snowstorm sensory bottle glue the cap on and pass it over to the kiddos. Unless you are keeping it for yourself of course. 😉
Be sure you read my other tips in Calm Down Sensory Bottles 101 before attempting to make your own.
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