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Baby Activity – Sensory Bottles

Baby Activity – Sensory Bottles
 baby activity sensory bottles

I made these bottles for N to look at, hold, shake, and of course put in her mouth. So far they just go right in her mouth, but I think that as she gets older she will play with these in different ways.

Bottle Fillers:
pom poms
pipe cleaners
ocean in a bottle (equal parts oil and water with food coloring)

Thank you 1+1+1=1 for the inspiration!

Angelina Johnson

Saturday 23rd of March 2013

Very cute and simple--anyone can do it--so I did! :-)I linked to your post--hope that's OK! Check it out here: a great weekend!ANg

Cathy at NurtureStore

Thursday 22nd of July 2010

These look great - I espcially like the ocean one. Thanks for sharing the idea.


Thursday 22nd of July 2010

This is a great idea for babies. I am a adaptive yoga teacher from PA- I did a variation of this project for older kids at a Social Skills Camp. Our Theme was 'beach yoga'-and at the end of class we made a "Message in a Bottle". Photos are here if you have older children & want to try it:!/album.php?aid=189120&id=201337143089

Jackie H.

Wednesday 23rd of June 2010

These are super cute. I especially love the pipe cleaners because I've never seen those used before. My baby is still not sitting alone so my parent educator gave me a similar idea to this for tummy time. Fill a ziploc bag with small items beads, lids, pom poms, etc. and then fill up with water or hair gel or soap. You can either duc tape it closed or use a food sealer if you have one. My baby LOVES it!!


Friday 28th of May 2010

Thanks again for answering my question!! You are such a great resource!

Just found another great sensory bottle today...a pringles can!! My little guy was loving crawling after it while it rolled across the floor, and he enjoyed playing with the actual can too!

One other quick idea...Henry loves to play with wires, but of course most of the wires in our house I've had to cover up so he can't play with them so I created a safe way for him to explore his favorite thing. I took a large diapers box...flipped it upside down...attached several different textured ribbons, shoe laces, and phone type cords inside the box (with duck tape lol) and brought them through the slot at the top.

And just an update on baby signs since we talked...he has started really getting into them now (almost 10 months). He only can sign for fan, fish (he gets so much joy out of letting us know he sees a fish), all done, and bye bye, but I have a feeling that more signs will be coming soon.