DIY Sensory Bottles for Babies
I used 2 cups: one with blue water and one with yellow water.Blue water was poured into the bottle on the left (in the below picture).
Yellow water was poured into the bottle on the right.
I mixed the remaining water in the two cups together (to make green) and then poured the green water in to the bottle in the middle.
The amount of water you need will be determined by how much space you have left in the bottle after the oil and decorative items.
You have a sensory bottle shaker!
This is easy to make with a variety of contents and is easy to change to maintain your infant’s interest. Since this can be a choking hazard if spilled, supervise when it is in use.
Here are a few more DIY toys for babies:
Enjoy your time at home!
Anna Fasolino says
What a fun activity!
Jaimi Erickson says
It really was. My infants loved it.
Oh wow! These look so easy to make. My son loves to steal our bottled drinks so he can shake them, so I know this will be right up his alley. I think I'm going to try and superglue the caps shut.
Super easy, Laura! I like your idea of super glue. Hopefully that will seal them and avoid the "ugly" tape. 😉
Shirley A. says
Thank you for the great idea! I did this for my 15 month old and he's enjoying it! Tomorrow we're going to pain! Great site, thank you!
Thank YOU, Shirley, for sharing with me that it was a success for you too. That makes me so happy! I hope the painting went well. That is a fun activity in our house too.
I need something for a 17month little girl.
I have a page of toddler activities as well! So, scroll up to the top menu bar and click "Toddler Activities" and you will have a lot of fun things just right for your child. Thanks for stopping by!
My daughter is 4 months old. What is a good age to start the sensory bottles? Thank you so much! Your site is amazing!!!
You are very kind to say that! I am glad you are finding activities and support that is helpful. 🙂 Your daughter is at the perfect age to start introducing the sensory bottles and other sensory experiences because she is probably close to grasping if not already grasping toys with her hands, and the sensory bottles are a great thing to use during tummy time. Lay baby on her belly and place the bottle in front of her so she can see it and try to observe it and grab it. Talk about what she is seeing so she is gaining interaction from you and hearing language. Multiple bottles means more colors, textures, etc to look at and that can mean more time spent exploring! I wish you well and thanks for sharing here. Enjoy your little one.
Such a great idea! I made these today and DS is really enjoying them.
Yeah! I am so glad to hear that. Enjoy and thanks for sharing with me.