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Easy DIY Unicorn Sensory Bottle for Toddlers

Your child will love this DIY unicorn sensory bottle! It is so easy to make and will bring hours of fun to your kids.

Unicorns and fairies have been a source of fascination for children for decades. Their mythical and magical nature has captured the imaginations of young ones and adults alike.

If you’re looking for a fun and engaging craft activity for kids that also promotes sensory exploration, look no further than the unicorn sensory bottle.

This DIY sequin sensory bottle project is easy to make, inexpensive, and provides hours of entertainment.

Let’s explore how to create your own unicorn sensory bottle step-by-step.

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What is a Unicorn Sensory Bottle?

A unicorn sensory bottle is a DIY project that involves filling a clear plastic bottle with glitter, water, and other sensory objects.

The bottle is then sealed shut and can be used as a calming tool, a sensory exploration activity, or as a decorative item. It is even a great learning opportunity for homeschooled children! You can ask them questions, such as:

  • How many unicorns do you see?
  • What colors are there?
  • Count all the purple beads

The purpose of the sensory bottle is to provide a soothing visual and tactile experience for children. The glitter and objects inside the bottle move around slowly, creating a mesmerizing effect that is calming and relaxing.

We use our sensory bottles for both educational purposes and for our calm down routine.

unicorn sensory jar

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How to Make a DIY Unicorn Sensory Bottle

Here is exactly how to make your own unicorn sensory bottle for your toddlers!

You can find most everything on Amazon, at the Dollar Tree, and at any local grocery or craft store.

Supplies

ingredients for unicorn sensory bottle

Instructions

  1. Pour all of the glue into the sensory bottle.
  2. Add the pink and clear beads.
adding glue and beads
  1. Add the turquoise beads.
  2. Add the glitter and sequins.
adding more ingredients to sensory bottle
  1. Add the confetti stars.
  2. Add the unicorn buttons.
  3. Fill the bottle with water. Do not overfill. Use tape to secure the bottle if desired.
sensory bottle filled with water
  1. Super glue the top so your kiddos don’t open it up. Shake up the contents of the bottle and watch them float and move around!

Note: If you see bubbles forming from the glue, you can scrape them off of the top and then fill with more water until they settle down.

unicorn sensory bottle

Benefits of Using a Unicorn Sensory Bottle

Sensory bottles for toddlers, along with sensory bins provide ample time for sensory play, which your toddlers and littles ones desperately need in order to thrive and develop properly.

A unicorn sensory bottle provides many benefits for children, including:

  • Promoting relaxation and calming down
  • Encouraging sensory exploration
  • Enhancing focus and concentration
  • Providing a creative outlet
  • Offering a fun and engaging activity

Unicorn Sensory Bottles FAQs

How long does a unicorn sensory bottle last?

A unicorn sensory bottle can last for a long time if properly sealed. If any leaks occur, simply remake the bottle.

Can I use different colors of glitter and objects?

Absolutely! Feel free to experiment with different colors and types of glitter and objects.

Can adults also use a unicorn sensory bottle?

Yes! Unicorn sensory bottles are great for both children and adults who need a calming tool or want to engage in sensory exploration.

Can I use a different type of bottle besides a plastic one?

While plastic bottles are the most commonly used type for sensory bottles, you can use a glass bottle as long as it is properly sealed.

What other sensory items can I add to the bottle?

You can add a variety of sensory items to the bottle, including beads, sequins, buttons, and more.

How can I use a unicorn sensory bottle with my child?

A unicorn sensory bottle can be used in a variety of ways, including as a calming tool before bedtime or during moments of stress, as a sensory exploration activity, as a homeschool learning activity, or as a decorative item to display in a child’s room.

Yield: 1 bottle

Unicorn Sensory Bottle

unicorn sensory jar

This is such an easy DIY unicorn sensory bottle to make that your toddlers will love!

Materials

  • wide mouth sensory bottle
  • 1 (5oz.) bottle of clear school glue
  • clear beads (pink and clear)
  • turquoise beads
  • sequins (purple, pink, turquoise)
  • glitter (purple, pink, iridescent)
  • unicorn buttons
  • water

Instructions

    1. Pour all of the glue into the sensory bottle.
    2. Add the fish beads.
    3. Add the turquoise beads.
    4. Add the glitter and sequins.
    5. Add the confetti stars.
    6. Add the unicorn buttons.
    7. Fill the bottle with water. Do not overfill. Use tape to secure the bottle if desired.
    8. Glue the top of the bottle so your kids won't open it up. Shake up the contents of the bottle and watch them float and move around!

Notes

  • If you see bubbles forming from the glue, you
    can scrape them off of the top and then fill with more water until they settle
    down.

Unicorn Sensory Bottle Wrap Up

The unicorn sensory bottle is a simple and fun DIY craft that provides many benefits for children. By using glitter, water, and other sensory objects, children can engage in sensory exploration and relaxation.

Whether used as a calming tool, a sensory activity, or a decorative item, the unicorn sensory bottle is a magical project that children and adults alike will enjoy.

So what are you waiting for? Gather your supplies and start creating your own unicorn sensory bottle today!

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