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Are your children in need of a moment of calm?

After a full on few days of Easter we all need a calm moment. These calm down bottles are the perfect activity to entertain and mesmerise to calm the soul!

A calm down sensory bottle/jar is a great tool for helping children (and adults alike) to self-regulate their emotions and to help create a moment of calm and relaxation.

With just a few materials you can whip up your own sensory bottle/calm down bottle in a matter of minutes!

To make your own glitter sensory bottle you will need:

- Clean clear bottle

- Clear glue

- Glitter

- Food colouring

- Warm water

- Hot glue gun or super glue or tape


Add clear glue to fill about 1/4 of the bottle, sprinkle in glitter, fill with warm water to the very brim and add a few drops of food colouring if you wish. Secure your lid with a hot glue gun, super glue or a hard wearing tape.

Shake your bottle to dislodge and dissolve the glue and be mesmerised by the slowly spinning and falling glitter. Perfect for a brain distraction, breathe work or calm moment.

Here are a few tips to making a perfect bottle!

- You can use any clear plastic bottle however I love the plastic Voss bottles for their shape and durability, they are sometimes hard to find. I usually grab mine instore at Woolworths (Australia).

- Food Colouring is optional - Personally I prefer the look of glitter on its own :) but definitely experiment with this!

- You can add anything in to your bottle, small toys, pom poms, buttons, sequins, lego etc. Housing small items in a safely secured bottle is a great way for little ones to explore them without the worry of mouthing.

Check out our Instagram page for lots of FREE DIY Recipes and Sensory Activities to try at home!

I love to see your at home creations so be sure to tag us @madetobemessyperth or #madetobemessy so we can check them out!

For more sensory play tools, bases and equipment Shop our online store.

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