Does your child love all thing mermaids? So many kids do these days, which is why this mermaid scales sensory bottle is the perfect mermaid themed craft!
How to Make a Mermaid Scales Sensory Bottle
Making your own mermaid scales sensory bottle is easy, you just need an empty bottle and a few Dollar Store supplies. Look below at how to make your own mermaid scales sensory bottle for kids, and see how much mermaid themed fun you can have. Here is how to get started!
Save those water bottles as they are perfect for this mermaid scales sensory bottle activity! Don’t forget to hang onto the lids, as you will need them to seal the bottle up when done.
Begin by filling the water bottle ¾ full with water. Room temperature water will do.
Add in a few teaspoons of glitter. You want to use large, flake glitter as it actually looks like mermaid scales. We found the glitter used here at our local Dollar Store. Place as little or as much glitter as you want into the bottle.
Add in about a tablespoon of vegetable oil. If there is any space left at the top of the bottle, fill the remaining space with water.
Place a little hot glue around the mouth of the bottle. Place the lid on quickly and tightly. Screw the lid in place and make sure it is glued onto the bottle well. This will help you avoid spills later!
Now give the sensory bottle a good shake! All of the ingredients will mix and start to bob around the bottle slowly. It can become quite mesmerizing watching the glitter move and float. You can also get the contents moving by rolling the bottle on the floor. Any way you get the contents moving works!
Let kids continue to shake up the mermaid scale sensory bottle as a way to de-stress or just let off extra steam. Watching the contents move around can actually help them then feel more relaxed and at ease!
Are you ready to have some mermaid fun? Gather your glitter and give this mermaid scales sensory bottle craft for kids a try! It is a fun mermaid theme craft that kids of all ages are sure to enjoy not just making but playing with as well.