Hey y’all! I hope you had a great weekend. We did! We hit up a camo themed first birthday for Thatcher’s BFF,Wade!
Anyways, this week I was cleaning up Thatcher’s room [which is a daily task] and was very frustrated, as usual. He has tons of toys that he doesn’t really play with and just makes a big mess. I was equally frustrated with that fact that most of his toys are useless. Yes, I said it, useless!! I started doing some research on toy rotation and the Montessori theory of education. I have decided that we are changing things up in our house! More on that later this week ;D
I decided to make some sensory bottles for Thatcher today. It took about 5 minutes to make two bottles and it cost me NOTHING! I had all of the materials on hand.
First, I made an oil and water bottle with blue food coloring.
I just filled half of the bottle with water then added canola oil [what I had on hand] to the bottle. It was probably only a quarter of the bottle. Then, I added four drops of blue food coloring so that Thatcher could see the difference of the water and oil.
And there you have it folks, a new toy!
Next, I filled one with popcorn kernels. This bottle can serve the purpose of a sensory bottle but also be a really cool music instrument for Thatcher to shake. The materials needed for this bottle are a bottle, paper towel and popcorn kernels.
First, dry out the moisture in the empty bottle with a paper towel or two. Then, fill with popcorn kernels. It is that easy!
You can make sure the bottles are securely shut by hot gluing the lid onto the bottle. I have not done this yet, but it is on my list.
Have you gotten frustrated with the amount of toys your child has? What have you done about it?