Valentine Sensory Bottle

Let’s make a Valentine Sensory Bottle for a fun activity that doubles as a calm down jar or a DIY gift for friends and family.

It is easy to make, and even prettier to look at! Plus, it makes a great candy alternative as well.

Valentine Glitter Sensory Bottle

Valentine’s Day Sensory Bottle

Sensory bottles are great for entertaining kids, and can have a calming effect when they watch the fun items flow around inside.

We wanted to make one that was perfect for Valentine’s Day and I love how this turned out!

What Is A Sensory Bottle?

A sensory bottle is a great item that can help with a child who is overwhelmed by sensory input or upset. It is a tool that helps teach your child to self-regulate and calm down.

These bottles allow children to use their senses to focus on the bottle and what is within, causing them to calm and focus.

Why Are Sensory Bottles Important?

Sensory bottles of course benefit your child in teaching them to self-regulate and mediate and learn how to self-calm, but they also expose children to the world around them and help them make connections to the world around them.

It addresses a range of skills and concepts, depending on what is in the bottle, like:

  • Social skills: problem solving and communication
  • Science: buoyancy, sinking, absorption
  • Sensory: Visual, Auditory, Movement

These sensory valentines activities are so much fun to make as you can see with this jar on its side filled with red glitter glue, big pieces of red glitter, and golden hearts.

Supplies Needed To Make This Lovely Valentine Sensory Bottle

Luckily, it doesn’t take too many ingredients to make this Valentine’s sensory bottle. In fact, you may already have a lot of these things in your crafting supplies. If not, we can help you out (this post contains affiliate links.)!

How To Make A Valentine’s Sensory Bottle:

  1. Pour half a bottle of red glitter glue into the jar.Make this sensory bottle activity by filling a mason jar up with half of the red glitter glue and then add more glitter like these red chunks of glitter and golden glitter hearts.
  2. Add extra glitter, as much as you desire. Then put the lid on and shake to ensure all the glitter gets mixed in.
  3. Then once you add the red glitter glue, the red glitter, and gold hearts to the mason jar, put the lid on this sensory bottle and shake to mix up the glitter.
  4. Fill the remainder of the jar with distilled water.Once you have the glitter and glue mixed in your Valentines sensory jar, add distilled water and fill the half empty jar up.
  5. Screw on the lid. The put the lid on your Valentine's day bottle and shake it really good. Add a red ribbon and a card that says Valentine, you really sparkle!
  6. Shake and enjoy.
Notes:

For younger kids, make sure you seal the mason jar with hot glue, gorilla glue, etc.

Valentine’s Day Gifts

These are the steps needed to make your Valentines Sensory Bottle

Valentine’s day is usually filled with candy and sweets and this is a great alternative, especially for smaller children. If you are making this for little ones you could also use a plastic bottle to prevent breaking.

You could also use different color glues to make this Valentine’s day gift extra special! There are so many different colors of glue, you could choose your child’s favorite color!

Plus, they have other types of glue like glow in the dark glue, that could make this extra special!

Valentine Sensory Bottle

Valentine Sensory Bottle

This Valentine Sensory Bottle for a fun activity that doubles as a calm down jar or a DIY gift for friends and family.

Materials

  • Elmers Red Glitter Glue
  • Distilled Water
  • Jar (I used a 16 oz. glass mason jar but a plastic one is recommended for kids who can’t handle glass)
  • Heart Glitter
  • Red Mason Jar Lids

Instructions

  1. Pour half a bottle of red glitter glue into the jar.
  2. Add extra glitter, as much as you desire.
  3. Fill the remainder of the jar with distilled water.
  4. Screw on the lid.
  5. Shake and enjoy.

Notes

For younger kids, make sure you seal the mason jar with hot glue, gorilla glue, etc.

Looking More Valentine’s Activities?

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Looking for a fun Valentine’s day project? Then you’ll love these heart painted rocks! They’re super cute, fun to make, and can be used a gift, or decoration.

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Recycle this Valentine’s day by using your empty coffee creamer bottle to make this super cute Valentine’s penguin!