Tipping this windy fall leaves sensory bottle from top to bottom produces the wind that keeps the autumn leaves in constant motion.
Sensory bottles like this can be used in many ways. They can be used for no mess safe sensory play, a timeout tool, a science teaching aid, and to help children (and adults) calm down and unwind.
For more information about sensory bottles and their uses check out Calm Down Sensory Bottles 101.
Windy Fall Leaves Sensory Bottle
Windy Fall Leaves Sensory Bottle Materials
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- Voss Water Bottle (These are our favorite bottles to use)
- Goo Gone
- Fall leaves
- Gold glitter
- Corn Syrup
- Gorilla Super Glue
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How to Make a Fall Leaves Calm Down Jar:
1. Peel off sticker. Use Goo Gone to remove sticky residue.
2. Empty and/or drink water in Voss bottle.
3. Add 10-20 fall leaves. We used mostly red and yellow with a few green leaves.
4. Fill the Voss bottle with 75% Corn Syrup.
5. Sprinkle in a few shakes of gold glitter. (Start with a small amount, you can always add a bit more.)
6. 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.
7. Place lid on the bottle and shake it up. (It will be a bit clumpy and murky for a few hours until the contents mix and settle.)
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Play with this windy fall leaves sensory bottle for a day or two to make sure you like the way it moves. If you want the autumn leaves to move faster pour some of the liquid out and add more water.
If you want the leaves to move slower pour some of the liquid out and add more corn syrup.
Want more glitter? Add some more. Easy peasy!
Once you are happy with it glue on the lid and hand it over to your kids. Unless you’re keeping it for yourself of course. 😉
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Windy Fall Leaves Discovery Bottle Science Lesson
To add in a science lesson, explain how the wind moves from an area of low pressure to high pressure. When the bottle is tipped from top to bottom the fall leaves move from top to bottom to produce the appearance of wind blowing from high to low.
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Calm down sensory bottles like this windy fall leaves sensory bottle are commonly used for safe no mess sensory play, a science teaching aid, and to help children (and adults) calm down and unwind.
Discovery bottles are also the perfect way for babies and toddlers to safely investigate small items like these beautiful autumn leaves without the risk of choking on them. This one can also be used to help teach about the wind and changing seasons.
To learn more about sensory bottles, their uses, how to make them, and troubleshooting tips check out Calm Down Sensory Bottles 101.
This post is a part of the monthly Discovery Bottles Blog Hop. Head on over to see all of the other fall sensory bottles made this month by the awesome blogs below!
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