Rainbow Water Bead Sensory Bottle

I love and recommend sensory play all the way! For babies and toddlers I especially love sensory bottles. This Rainbow Water Bead Sensory Bottle is perfect in almost every way for sensory play. It allows young children to explore and use all their senses while they're playing and having fun with a safe and mess-free toy. The huge plus is parents can feel more at ease during playtime!

Rainbow water bead sensory bottle

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My older kids are obsessed with water beads and we love using them in sensory play, but they are dangerous for little ones that might put them near their mouth. 

As a parents we spend a lot of time worrying about our kid's safety and when it comes to playtime safety issues can put us in high-alert mode and make us worry. That's why I love and recommend sensory bottles for babies and toddlers! 

Not only are these sensory bottles great for babies and toddlers, these rainbow bottles can be a total game-changer if you have an upset little one. In our experience sensory bottles can be like a magic trick when it comes to an upset child, it calms them down like nothing else!

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Give it a try with this step by step tutorial on how to make your own rainbow water bead sensory bottle and get your kids into the wonderful world of sensory bottles!

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Rainbow Water Bead Sensory Bottle

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How to Make your Rainbow Water Bead Sensory Bottle

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STEP 1: Prep your water beads

Get started by getting your water beads ready. This takes a little while but is fascinating for children to see. Put 1 teaspoon of water beads in 3 cups of water for about 5 to 6 hours. Check them after that time to see if they've enlarged.

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STEP 2: Start layering the water beads

Once the beads have expanded it is time to add them to you sensory bottle. Place them into the bottle  in layers by colour, adding glitter in between each layer. You can use all the colours of the rainbow or just a selection of your favourite colours.

How to make a water bead sensory bottle

STEP 3: Keep the rainbow effect

To keep each colour from getting mixed up when your kid shakes the bottle, gently tap the sensory bottle often to make the water beads settle into even layers. Continue adding layers of coloured water beads until the bottle is full.

How to make a rainbow sensory bottle

STEP 4: Add water

To finish off your rainbow sensory bottle add enough water to fill in all the cracks between the water beads. Close and seal the lid very tightly to avoid any spills!

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STEP 5: Secure it with this extra step

You may even want to glue or tape the lid in place if there is any possibility your baby or toddler will be able to remove the lid. Try covering the lid with duct tape and even add some of your kid's favourite decorations to customise it!

rainbow water bead sensory bottles for babies and toddlers.

Adorable and worry-free, right?! This Rainbow water bead sensory bottle is so pretty and great for babies and toddlers thanks to all the colourful layers. We loved making this tutorial for you and we're sure your kids will have a field day playing with this rainbow sensory bottle.

Rainbow sensory bottle for babies and toddlers. Make your own water bead sensory bottles.

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