Looking for an easy Star Wars craft to do with your kids that is fun and educational? Scroll to find out how to make a DIY Star Wars sensory bottle that will keep kids calm and engaged!
This Star Wars sensory bottle post was written by family travel expert Marcie Cheung and contains affiliate links which means if you purchase something from one of my affiliate links, I may earn a small commission that goes back into maintaining this blog.
Some days, my boys are a HOT MESS. And I know they aren’t the only ones.
Kids have so many emotions on a daily basis. There are really high highs, but also low lows. That’s why I love this DIY sensory bottle.
It’s a great calm-down tool because kids can sit and focus while they watch the glitter move through the water. It’s kind of like looking at a super cool aquarium. It’s the perfect quiet-time activity.
And, kids will love helping you make this Star Wars sensory bottle. They can choose the items to put inside and help put the whole thing together.
DIY Star Wars Sensory Bottle
Supply List Needed for your Sensory Bottle:
- 1 (16-ounce) plastic storage/sensory bottle (available at Michaels or similar but smaller here
- 2 to 3 (6-ounce) bottles of Elmer’s Glue in clear
- About 1 cup of warm water
- About 1 tablespoon glitter or confetti (if desired)
- Toys (if desired)
For this project, we used:
Note: Glow in the dark glitter would also be very fun.
How to Make a Star Wars Sensory Bottle:
- Empty one bottle of glue into the bottle.
- Fill the empty glue bottle about half full with warm water (about ¼ cup) and seal it with the lid. Shake well to combine the remaining glue with the water. Pour into jar with glue and shake or stir to combine.
- If you are adding glitter or toys, add part of the glitter and 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.
Sensory Bottle FAQs
A sensory bottle is a clear plastic bottle filled with materials like glitter, beads, and water that are used for sensory play and exploration. The contents of the bottle move and swirl around when it is shaken or turned, creating a calming and engaging sensory experience for children.
Sensory bottles can be a helpful tool for children’s sensory development and can promote calmness, focus, and relaxation. They can also improve visual tracking skills, hand-eye coordination, and promote exploration and curiosity.
To customize a sensory bottle for a specific sensory need, you can adjust the ingredients and materials used. For example, if you want to create a calming sensory bottle, you can add lavender oil or use blue and green glitter. If you want to create a visual sensory bottle, you can use a variety of colorful beads or sequins. It’s important to tailor the sensory bottle to the specific needs and preferences of the child.
Sensory bottles can be safe for children of all ages, but it’s important to ensure that the contents of the bottle are appropriate for the child’s age and development level. For example, small items should not be included in a sensory bottle for young children who may put them in their mouth.
Star Wars Sensory Bottle Craft Wrap Up
I hope you enjoy this Sensory Bottle Star Wars craft as much as my kids and their friends. This is a great project to celebrate Star Wars Day (May the Fourth be with you). Or it’s fun to do before a Star Wars movie marathon!