Sensory Bottle: Oil vs. Water

Sensory Bottle

We all remember the oil and water experiments that our classroom teachers had us doing back in the day, right? Well we’re throwing it back to that today but adding a twist of our own!

Combine 2 parts water to 1 part baby oil in your clear plastic container/jar. I have tried this project with kitchen oil but the yellow tint doesn’t give the final project the look I am going for. So whether you use mineral oil, baby oil, or some other kind..I recommend it to be clear.

Sensory Bottle

Sensory Bottle
Made With Yellow Oil

Add a couple of drops of food coloring and some glitter. Throw in some beads, pebbles, marbles, plastic letters, pen caps, etc. – anything that will fit! I like to keep the colors in my jar the same as the food coloring that I committed to.

The final step is to hot glue the rim of your bottle and screw the cap on immediately. This will secure the bottle from any accidents or spills!

Sensory Bottle
Made With Clear Oil

Sensory Bottle

Want to add a little more fun? Why not dress your bottle up as a character? Add some googly eyes, yarn hair, and a pipe cleaner bow-tie!

There you have it! Another great way to play with color, mesmerize your child, and reuse old things!

 

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