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Hi there! I’m Britni. You can find me over at Hubby Made Me, where I give hubby a break from my “creativity” by sharing ideas with you. He enjoys a little peace and quiet, while I share DIY projects, crafts, and recipes. ;) I just adore Vanessa {I’m sure you can understand why} so I am thrilled to be here!

Today I’m sharing a quick and easy project for toddlers. My daughter gets bored with her toys, and would much rather play with a cell phone, remote, plastic water bottle, piece of paper… pretty much anything other than the toys we bought for her. So I’ve been on the hunt for anything that will keep her occupied for a while.I came across this idea over at Pink Pistachio. There are so many fun things you can put inside these bottles. You can even leave the water out for a louder kind of fun. We made a few big bottles because I liked the shape of them and my girl likes to drag around 2-liters {we call her the Hulk sometimes, shhh don’t tell anyone… it’s really not a good nickname to have when you’re older} so I thought she might like the size. We made a few smaller ones too because they are the perfect size for little hands. If your child is not one to lift the coffee table and push their highchair around the living room, they might prefer the smaller size. I wouldn’t recommend the small Arrowhead ones I used though. They have lines around them and they don’t look as good as the ones that don’t.

** Please note that these can be a choking hazard. Always supervise children closely while making and playing with sensory bottles to avoid any problems.

You will need:

  • Plastic bottles with lids
  • Sensory objects {Pom-poms, beads, ribbon, etc. I also used the dice and pegs from a couple of $1 basketball games.}
  • Super Glue

1. Soak the bottles in hot water to help remove the labels.

2. Fill bottles half way with water.3. Add sensory objects. **Remember to supervise closely if allowing your child to do this! 4. Fill the rest of the bottle with water.5. Apply glue to the inside of the lid. Screw it on the bottle tightly. Let it set. **Be sure to clean off any glue before giving it to your child!!

And that’s it! Thank you so much for having me today! I would love for you to stop by and visit me! :)

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    Rebecca
    Friday September 7th, 2012 at 02:32 AM

    Wow this is a great idea! It’s so simple too! I’ll taking a trip to the dollar store soon to grab up some pom poms and beads to create this for my two year old :)

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    Hannah Belle Design
    Wednesday December 5th, 2012 at 06:32 AM

    I bet if you put a bit of alchohol in there, it would keep it from getting mold in it :D

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