Here’s a fun Halloween DIY toy that kids from toddlers to teens are sure to love!
Here is a friendly glowing ghost Halloween sensory bottle that doubles as a luminary, lantern, or Halloween decoration. This easy DIY sensory bottle makes a great Halloween party favor and a calm-down tool to help calm the spooks on Halloween night. And you can also make friendly ghost crafts and decorations to go with it.
My daughter has always loved everything about Halloween. Since the glow-in-the-dark Halloween pumpkin sensory bottle, I made was such a hit, I figured she would like a glowing ghost luminary too! She loved it–Boo!
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How to Make a Friendly Glowing Ghost Sensory Bottle
Sensory bottles like this DIY Halloween sensory bottle are great for calming an anxious child and for no-mess-safe sensory play. This glowing ghost sensory bottle also makes a fantastic Halloween luminary decoration. For more information about DIY sensory bottles and their uses, check out Calm Down Sensory Bottles 101.
The glow-in-the-dark loom bands can be ‘charged’ by placing them under a regular light or out in the sun. To make the glow-in-the-dark ghost loom bands glow even brighter, use a black light or pop a glow stick into it on Halloween night.
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Glow in the Dark Ghost DIY Halloween Sensory Bottle Supplies
- Bottle from the recycle bin or a canning jar (we recycled this bottle)
- Goo Gone
- White glow-in-the-dark loom bands
- Permanent marker
- Super glue
- White glow stick (optional)
- Blacklight flashlight (optional)
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Glowing Ghost Sensory Bottle Step-by-Step Directions
- Grab a bottle out of the recycle bin that doesn’t leak when filled with water, or use a mason or canning jar.
- Peel off the sticker on the bottle, and use Goo Gone to remove sticky residue if needed.
- Fill the bottle about halfway up with water.
- Drop white glow-in-the-dark loom bands into your recycled bottle. We used the entire bag. Sensory bottles like these look best filled with loom bands.
- Fill the bottle up the rest of the way with water. You want to fill it to the top so there is no air remaining in the bottle.
- Place the lid on the bottle.
- Use a permanent marker to draw a simple ghost face outside your Halloween ghost sensory bottle.
Psst–Don’t glue it shut if you know you would like to put a white glow stick in it at some point. You could even remove the glow stick when it loses its charge so you can change it for another. Easy peasy.
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DIY Halloween Sensory Bottle for Kids and Adults
Sensory bottles are great for calming anxious or scared children and no-mess-safe sensory play. Make some friendly ghost crafts with this Halloween sensory bottle for more ghostly fun!
This glow-in-the-dark ghost sensory bottle and luminary would also make great DIY Halloween decorations for parties and on Halloween nights! You may also like this collection of Halloween art projects for kids.
For more fun glow-in-the-dark bottles, check out this glow-in-the-dark pumpkin and this super fun ringer game!
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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