Friday, November 16, 2012

Tutorial: Sensory Glitter Bottles



When my daughter hit the worst part of her "terrible two's" stage I looked into anything and everything I could do to help her, help us and how to take her mind away from the situation and get her concentrating on something else. I have heard people talk about using sensory type bottles on times outs, when potty training, in car rides etc. to keep their child calm, to change their mind set and to have a fun new toys to play with. I was pretty desperate for some ideas for time outs so I gave these Glitter Sensory Bottles a try and they were a huge hit! She would actually sit on her time out somewhat calm and pay attention to these bottles. Once she was over them for time outs we used them to help on the potty and they were a success in that department as well. I have had many friends asking how to make them so I decided I would share it with you all. Enjoy:


The supplies you will need: Empty water bottle, cheap clear hair gel, glitter glue, glitter, hot glue gun and HOT water. (most supplies I got from the local dollar store: Gel, glitter glue and glitter)

These directions and amounts are for using a 1 pint size water bottle (16.9 fl oz)
Fill your water bottle about 3/4 of the way full with very HOT water
Add about 2 Tablespoons of the hair gel and 2 Tablespoons glitter glue
Close the lid and shake vigorously
Once the mixture looks mixed well add about 2 teaspoons of glitter
Close the lid and shake vigorously again
I would then recommend leaving the bottle to set for awhile as there is probably a lot of bubbles that have formed. Once it has set determine if it is the flow and consistency that you want. 
You can always add more glitter, do less, add more water to make it flow faster etc. 
Just play with it until it is perfect for you.
Once you are done hot glue the lid on the bottle.
I hope you enjoy them!


My bottle once it settled


Getting it to mix


Once it was all mixed and flowing :)

ENJOY!
~Nichole~

36 comments:

  1. Great idea, thank you for sharing. I am going to work on one of these soon. Perfect for Time out. :)

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  2. I love this idea. I just happen to have tons of glitter left over from a few projects too ; ) Perfect! : )

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    1. Thank you! Hope you have fun making them!

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  3. What a great idea!

    Thanks for stopping by our blog today! I am now following your lovely blog as well!

    julee @ diylouisville.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! AND thank you for coming over and following!

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  4. Hey Darlin! Following you back! I used to be a preschool teacher and I used to make these for my toddlers! :)

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  5. this looks amazing! I'm going to try something like this for my baby boy...he's 18 months and he certainly needs something to focus on when he doesn't get what he wants. :-|

    Jessica
    http://ellaandharry.blogspot.ca

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  6. I love anything with glitter.
    Thanks for sharing this. :)
    And thanks for coming to visit my blog (and the follow):)
    I'm following you and can't wait to see more of your ideas.

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  7. I've made them before but not with the hair gel. I am going to try that next time I make them with my day care kids. Thanks!

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    1. The hair gel just makes it flow more I felt. Good luck!

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  8. Hi there - what a great idea. I have to show this to my daughter who is a new mom (get her ready for when my granddaughter turns two in a year and a few months)!

    Found you on The Girl Creative. Maybe you can visit my project as well - Closet Turned Dog House. The post itself has a lot of unique ideas for dogs...and a link to a tutorial for the faux cobblestone dog house that I created.

    Happy Thanksgiving.

    Linda
    http://www.thecolorfulbee.com

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    1. Thank you! Yes be sure to share because these have been a life saver to us at times :) I am heading over now to check out your project!

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    1. Thank you! They are a lot of fun.. I have to admit I even have fun starring at it :)

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  10. We tried the sensory glitter bottles and my boys were truly intent on glittering my floor:-) I am your newest follower and if you get a chance you should stop on by and visit me too!!

    xoxoxo,

    Heather P.
    http://spunkyrealdeal.blogspot.com

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    1. ooh glitter floor :( no fun... I did it when they were sleeping luckily. I am heading over now to your blog :)

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  11. What a great idea! Thanks for stopping by my blog and following... am your newest follower now!

    Have a great week!
    Ilda :)

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  12. Oh, I love this. I saw something similar on pinterest but with tacky glue and I have had it on my to do list. I am happy to see that clear hair gel worked, it is much cheaper. My son is 4 and I tell you he has some moments. I love your all dressed up picture at the top. Thanks for stopping by http://onecreativeprocrastinatinggal.blogspot.com/

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  13. That is so cool! Wish I'd known about these when my kids were little!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  14. Great idea! Thanks for sharing at The Fun In Functional!

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  15. What a fun idea! Thanks for sharing at The Gunny Sack!

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  16. What a fun idea, thanks for linking up to Think Tank Thursday last week!

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  17. I love this idea too! I have a 5 year old step daughter, and even though she is five we still our moments- these would be great! If anything it might be a fun project to do with her. She loves glitter. Thanks for sharing!

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Thank you for stopping by. I LOVE comments.. Who wouldn't? I read all your comments and will do my best to reply to them all.. Can't wait to hear from you.
~Nichole~

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