Make a friendly a Jack o’ Lantern for Halloween that your kids are sure to love. Use a bottle from the recycle bin and glow in the dark loom bands to make a Halloween pumpkin sensory bottle. Use it as a glowing Halloween decoration and as a clam down tool for children this Autumn.
My daughter has always had a strange obsession with Pumpkins and Jack o’ lanterns since she first set eyes on them. I can remember her chirping happily pointing from her baby carrier on our daily walks.
She cried miserably once they disappeared from stoops and front porches. Now she can enjoy her glowing jack o’ lantern calm down jar all year!!
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Jack o’ Lantern Glowing Halloween Sensory Bottle
A friendly calm down bottle like this glowing Jack o’ Lantern Halloween sensory bottle is perfect for children that get anxious or easily scared on Halloween night. This pumpkin sensory bottle can also be used as a Halloween decoration.
For more information about calm down sensory bottles and their uses check out Calm Down Sensory Bottles 101.
Glow in the dark loom bands don’t glow brightly or last long without an external source of light. They can be ‘charged’ by placing them under a regular light or in the sun.
Halloween Pumpkin Sensory Bottle: Materials
- Voss water bottle (Any bottle from the recycle bin can work!)
- Goo gone
- Glow in the dark loom bands (I used most of the bag of orange in this set)
- Permanent marker
- Super Glue
- Orange Glow Stick (optional)
- Blacklight flashlight (optional)
The photo on the left was taken in daylight while the photo on the right was taken with a black light flashlight pointed at it.
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How to Make a Glow in the Dark Halloween Sensory Bottle
Step 1 – Remove the label on the bottle
Peel off the sticker on the bottle. Use Goo Gone to remove the sticky residue if needed.
Step 2 – Add orange glow in the dark loom bands to pumpkin sensory bottle
Drop orange glow in the dark loom bands into the recycled bottle that you are using. At first, we used only about half of the orange loom bands in this set. After playing with this sensory bottle for a bit we discovered that this loom band bottle works best with lots of orange looms in it so we ended up using most of the bag to make our glowing Halloween sensory bottle.
Step 3 – Add water to Halloween sensory bottle
Add water to your glow in the dark jack o’ lantern Halloween sensory bottle. Don’t fill it all the way up right away. Make sure you like how many loom bands that you have in it. Need more? Add more!
Step 5 – Fill your pumpkin sensory 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.
Step 6 – Glue the lid on your Halloween pumpkin calm down jar
Step 7 – Use a permanent marker to draw a simple jack o’ lantern face on your Halloween pumpkin sensory bottle.
Play with your glow in the dark loom band sensory bottle for a few days before you glue the lid on. You may find that you want to add or remove some loom bands.
Don’t glue it shut if you know you would like to put an orange glow stick in it at some point. You could even remove the glow stick when it loses its power and change it out for another one. Easy peasy.
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Glowing Jack o’Lantern Halloween Sensory Bottle Uses
This glow in the dark Halloween pumpkin sensory bottle makes a great calm down tool for Halloween night. It also works as a Halloween decoration! Be sure you check out our Glowing Ghost discovery bottle too!
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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