Looking for glow in the dark bottles to make with the kids? Here are over 10 ideas to get you started!
Sensory bottles always seem to be a hit around here, both at home and in the classroom.
The kiddos enjoy helping to make them, the bottles can be customized around themes and interests, and discovery bottles are just plain fun.
Learning with Sensory Bottles
I’m of the opinion that there’s nothing wrong with doing an activity “just for fun”.
However, if you’re interested in some of the learning aspects involved with sensory bottles, here are just a few:
- Oral language skills
- Following directions
- Cause and effect
These glow in the dark sensory bottles would be fun to make during a sleepover party, a space theme, or maybe even close to Halloween.
Who am I kidding? I’m pretty sure the kids and I would have a blast making them at any point in the year.
Glow in the Dark Bottles
Which would your children want to make first?
Glow in the Dark Water Bead Sensory Bottle | Preschool Inspirations
This water bead bottle is a great way to explore light and refraction.
Glow in the Dark Chalk Sensory Bottle | The OT Toolbox
I never would have thought to use chalk (let alone glow in the dark chalk) as part of a discovery bottle!
Glowing ABC I-Spy Discovery Bottle Game | Where Imagination Grows
This is an amazing way to make your own letters (or numbers) for some glowing I-Spy fun!
Easy Glow in the Dark Beads Sensory Bottle | Fun Learning for Kids
Love the use of beads that glow as part of this sensory bottle.
Glow in the Dark Loom Band Sensory Bottle | Rhythms of Play
What a fun way to use extra loom bands as part of a science and sensory activity.
Glow in the Dark Ocean Bottle | Sunny Day Family
This bottle is great for summer or when learning about the beach.
Glow Sticks Sensory Bottle | Teaching Mama
This would be a nice “nightlight” during a backyard camp out.
Glowing Fall Discovery Bottles | Play Trains
I love how they made the floating pictures and words for this discovery bottle!
Color and Light Discovery Bottle | Left Brain Craft Brain
Why didn’t I think of this? Simple and just plain pretty!
Glowing Centipede Sensory Bottle | Fun at Home with Kids
What a beautiful effect, and just from a couple of items! If the kids aren’t into centipedes, other toy bugs or animals would be good alternatives.
More Glow in the Dark Activities
After making your own glow in the dark bottles, try some of these other glowing ideas!
Magnetic Tiles and Glow Sticks
Day and Night Art for Preschoolers
Glow in the Dark Puffy Paint Moon from No Time for Flash Cards
How to Make Glowing Bubbles from Frugal Fun for Boys and Girls
Glow in the Dark Slime from A Pumpkin and a Princess
Glow in the Dark Materials
Are you wanting to get creative and come up with your own version of the glow-in-the-dark sensory bottles? Check out the list of materials below for some inspiration.
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- Glow sticks
- Mini flashlights
- Glow in the dark paint
- Neon food coloring
- Glow in the dark bugs
- Neon confetti
- Glowing pony beads
- Neon paint markers
- Glow in the dark chalk
- Blacklight flashlight
- Glow in the dark stars
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