Kids will love searching for pirate’s treasure while playing with this fun Pirate’s Treasure Sensory Bottle.
Sensory bottles are made by adding different materials to a jar or bottle. These materials provide a variety of sensations and stimulate areas of the brain when in use. These bottles can be filled with a liquid or a solid material such as rice.
They can also contain objects of different sizes and textures, that make noises, or provide educational learning on a particular topic. These themed sensory bottles provide a wonderful opportunity for learning for children.
By providing sensory bottles for children to use, these discovery bottles provide:
- Calming and relaxation for children
- An opportunity to work on fine motor skills
- Help children work on hand-eye coordination
- A safe environment for children to explore and develop curiosity
- Are helpful for those with ADHD, Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder and more
Pirate’s Treasure Sensory Bottle
This gorgeous sensory bottle is a fun and easy activity, especially for toddlers and preschoolers who love learning about pirates, the ocean and sailing. This fun sensory bottle is a great way to add a fun and creative element to a pirate learning unit as well. To create this bottle, you will need:
- 1 (16 ounce) VOSS plastic bottle or a sensory bottle
- 2 to 3 bottles (6 ounce) Elmer’s Glue in clear
- About 1 cup warm water
- 1 TBSP gold sequins
- About 1 tablespoon glitter (optional)
- Toys (if desired) – we used these aquarium gems
To make this sensory bottle, first you will need to empty one bottle of glue into the bottle. Then fill the empty glue bottle about half full with warm water (about ¼ cup) and seal the lid.
Shake well to combine the remaining glue in that bottle with the water. Pour into jar with glue and shake or stir to combine.
Add the sequins, glitter or toys into the glue mixture.
Seal the jar and shake well. If the glitter or confetti does not move easily, add more warm water. If the glitter or confetti moves too quickly, add additional glue. Continue adding in layers with the glitter and toys until you achieve your desired effect.
When the contents of the bottle move according to your preference, seal the bottle and glue the lid closed to avoid spills.
If desired, cover the lid with duct tape or additional decorations.
More Sensory Activities
- How to Dye Rice for Sensory Play
- Honey Slime
- Sand Slime
- Autumn Glitter Slime
- Alphabet Sensory Bottle
- Butterfly Sensory Bottle
- Ocean Sensory Bottle
- Magnetic Sensory Bottle