There’s something so magical about being a little kid, looking outside, and seeing snow falling from the sky! It’s such a peaceful and mesmerizing experience. Making sensory bottles is easily one of our favorite activities! Snowflake Winter Sensory Bottle for Preschoolers are the perfect way to captivate the attention of your little ones and capture the spirit of winter into a bottle!

– Life Over C's Snow sensory bottle craft for kids.

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Materials for the Snowflake Sensory Bottle Kids Craft:

  • 6 ounce bottle of Glue
  • Water Bottle
  • Water
  • Silver Glittler
  • Snowflake Confetti
  • Foam Beads

What Are Sensory Bottles?

DIY sensory bottles like this one are fun and easy to make! Some other names for sensory bottles include calm down sensory bottles, calm down jars, and discovery bottles!

Simply put, a sensory bottle is a bottle that when turned or shaken stimulates the senses. Sensory bottles are also known as calm down bottles because the slow, gentle movement of the contents can be mesmerizing and soothing for an upset child.

To create a sensory bottle you need liquid and a filler!

  • Liquid: A combination of water and another liquid such as clear glue, glitter glue, hair gel, oil, or corn syrup make the base of a sensory bottle. Food coloring can be added to the liquid to create a colorful sensory bottle!
  • Filler: Fillers like glitter, confetti, sequin, beads, or small toys are added to the liquid in a sensory bottle.

Sensory bottles are not only great for sensory development, but they are also wonderful for strengthening fine motor skills! Children will love this winter sensory bottle idea!

How To Make A Winter Sensory Bottle:


Pour one 6 ounce bottle of glue into the empty clear bottle.

– Life Over C's Supplies for making a snowflake sensory bottle.

Fill the empty glue bottle about halfway full (around 1/4 of a cup) with warm water. Put the lid on the glue bottle and shake it up to mix the water and the excess glue.

– Life Over C's Clear liquid in a clear bottle.

Pour the mixture from the glue bottle into the clear sensory bottle. Shake or stir to combine the water and glue.

– Life Over C's White foam balls inside a clear bottle made half filled with water for making a sensory bottle.

If you are planning on adding glitter or toys to your bottle, add some of them in. (Adding some snowflake shaped toys or glitter can make this into a snowstorm sensory bottle!)

Place the lid onto the sensory bottle and shake the bottle to mix the glitter, toys, glue, and water.

– Life Over C's Silver snowflake confetti for a snowflake sensory bottle.

If the glitter and toys move too quickly, add in more clear glue. If the glitter and toys move too slowly, add in more warm water.

Continue to add toys, glitter, water, and glue in small amounts until you have achieved your desired consistency of liquid and amount of toys and glitter in your bottle.

Leave a small amount of space at the top so your liquid does not overflow.

Once you are happy with the way your sensory bottle looks, glue the top on to seal it.

You can cover the lid with winter theme duct tape, or decorate it however you would like!

– Life Over C's Snow sensory bottle craft for kids.

Get 35+ Winter Themed Math & Literacy Activities in One Bundle

Included in the Winter Math and Literacy Pack:

  • 2 Sets of Number Mats (empty ten-frame, filled ten-frame)
  • Beginning Sound Match Up
  • 4 Sets of Clip Cards (color, ten-frame, array, shape)
  • Winter and Summer Clothing Sort
  • Class Set of Ten-Frame BINGO
  • 2 Graphing Dice Games
  • 2 Spinner Graphing Games
  • Line Tracing Cards
  • Line-Up Puzzles for Counting to 5 & 10
  • 4 Matching Games (picture, number, alphabet, rhyme)
  • Missing Number Cards
  • 3 Levels of AB Patterns
  • Winter Play Dough Mats
  • 2 Sets of Counting to 10 Puzzles (array, ten-frame)
  • 2 Roll and Count Mats
  • 2 Sets of Sorting Activities (shapes and big/small)
  • 5 Spin & Cover Games (1-5, 6-10, shape, picture)
  • Tic-Tac-Toe
  • 4 Sets of Tracing Cards (uppercase, lowercase, number, shape)
  • Visual Discernment Clip Cards
  • Trace, Write & Draw the Room
  • Ten-Frame Cards

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– Life Over C's Snow sensory bottle craft for kids.

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Kim Staten Owner and Curriculum Designer
Kim Staten is a mother of four children ages 20, 19, 16, and 12. Kim has taught at the preschool, kindergarten and early elementary levels for 16 years. With extensive experience working with special needs children, including her own children with special needs (Rett Syndrome, autism, anxiety, and ADHD), she creates hands-on curricula and activities that are great for working with children of all abilities in the classroom and at home. Hands-on, accessible activities are her passion. 

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