Here’s a fun Halloween DIY toy that kids from toddlers to teens are sure to love! This glowing ghost Halloween sensory bottle can also be used as a luminary or lantern and Halloween decoration. This easy DIY sensory bottle also makes a great Halloween party favor and a calm down tool for your children to scare the spooks away on Halloween night.
My daughter has always loved everything about Halloween. Since the glow in the dark Halloween pumpkin sensory bottle that I made her 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 Glowing Ghost Halloween Sensory Bottle
Sensory bottles like this DIY Halloween sensory bottle are great for calming and anxious child and for no mess safe sensory play. This glowing ghost sensory bottle can also be used as a 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.
Glow in the Dark Ghost DIY Halloween Sensory Bottle Supplies
- Voss Water Bottle (Most bottles from the recycle bin work!)
- Goo Gone
- White glow in the dark loom bands
- Permanent marker
- Super Glue
- White glow stick (Optional)
- Blacklight flashlight (optional)
The photo on the left was taken in daylight while the photo on the right was taken in the dark with a glow in the dark bracelet in it.
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Glow in the Dark Ghost DIY Halloween Sensory Bottle Step by Step Directions
1. Grab a Voss bottle out of the recycle bin.
2. Peel off sticker on the bottle. Use Goo Gone to remove sticky residue.
3. Fill Voss bottle about halfway up with water.
4. 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.
5. Fill the bottle up the rest of the way with water. You want to fill it all the way to the top so there is no air in it.
6. Place the lid on the bottle.
7. Use a permanent marker to draw a simple ghost face on the outside of your Halloween ghost sensory bottle.
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 out for another one. Easy peasy.
DIY Halloween Sensory Bottle: Glow in the Dark Ghost Sensory Bottle
Sensory bottles like this DIY Halloween sensory bottle are great for calming and anxious child and for no mess safe sensory play.
This glow in the dark ghost sensory bottle and luminary would also make great DIY Halloween decoration for Halloween parties and on Halloween night! You may also like this collection of Halloween art projects for kids.
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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