Recycled Sensory Bottle

Recycle at its finest with our unique recycled sensory bottle made from GoGo Squeeze plastic tops! Sensory bottles are easy to make.

By repurposing these colorful and playful tops, we’ve transformed them into a mesmerizing sensory adventure that engages the senses and sparks imagination.

As you hold this one-of-a-kind sensory bottle in your hands, you’ll notice the vibrant colors of the plastic tops.

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Recycle at its finest with our unique recycled sensory bottle made from GoGo Squeeze plastic tops! 
By repurposing these colorful and playful tops, we've transformed them into a mesmerizing sensory adventure that engages the senses and sparks imagination.

These tops, once used to seal delicious fruit squeezes and yogurts, have now been transformed into captivating elements that will delight both children and adults alike.

side angle of finished sensory jar

Recycled Sensory Bottle

When my kids were little, I can’t tell you how many packages of GoGo applesauce.

I swear we bought these things in absolutely bulk.

But I absolutely hated how much trash we created. What on earth could I do with all of those plastic green tops?

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Then I thought, what if I used it in a sensory bottle?

recycled plastic sensory bottle

For other fun sensory bottle ideas, try DIY Simple Sensory Bottles, Spring Sensory Bottles, Red White and Blue Sensory Bottle or a Look and Find Easter Sensory Bottle.

Recycled Materials for Sensory Bottle

Creating sensory bottles with recycled items is a fantastic way to repurpose materials and engage in eco-friendly crafting. Here are some recycled items you can use to make sensory bottles:

Plastic Caps and Lids: Just as I did here, collect caps and lids from other bottles and jars. They can be colorful and provide interesting shapes.

Sequins and Beads: Use leftover sequins, beads or buttons from old craft projects that can add visual interest and texture.

Used Gift Wrap or Tissue Paper: Cut or shred colorful used gift wrap or tissue paper to create floating elements.

Broken Crayons: Melted or broken crayons can add a burst of color. Just ensure they are safe and won’t leak color.

Glitter or Confetti: Leftover glitter or confetti from celebrations can create a visually stimulating effect.

Small Plastic Toys: Old, small plastic toys that are no longer used can be interesting additions.

Bead Necklaces: Break apart old bead necklaces to use the beads in your sensory bottle.

Dried Rice or Beans: Leftover dried rice or beans from your kitchen can create soothing sounds and texture.

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Unused Craft Supplies: Any unused or leftover craft supplies like foam shapes, yarn scraps or fabric pieces can find a new home in your sensory bottle.

Broken Jewelry: Old or broken jewelry pieces, especially those with interesting shapes or textures.

hand holding gogo squeeze tops

Recycling materials for sensory bottles not only encourages creativity but also promotes sustainability.

Feel free to mix and match items to create a personalized sensory experience.

Supplies for Sensory Bottle

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If I was making these recycled sensory bottles again, I would fill it to the brim with tops. But this was an experiment to see how it would work.

I would also add in any extra glitter or sequins that I might have on hand just to add dimension.

How to Make a Recycled Sensory Bottle

If you have a toddler, it won’t take long to gather enough plastic tops! Place your tops into the bottle.

Fill up your sensory bottle with baby oil. Don’t worry about bubbles – that just adds to the aesthetic.

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Add in any extras that you have in your craft supplies.

recycled sensory bottle with green gogo applesauce tops

Secure the cap. Either tape it shut or use super glue to make sure your child can’t unscrew the top.

Additional Sensory Ideas

Don’t stop the sensory play with this recycled sensory bottle. There’s lots of ideas you can create at home!

lots of bubbles in this sensory bottle add in fun

More Sensory Activity Ideas

Sensory play is a powerful way for children to learn, develop and engage with their surroundings, and it’s also a whole lot of fun!

Take your child on a sensory adventure that sparks imagination, creativity and learning.

These ideas are designed to stimulate a child’s senses while encouraging exploration, experimentation and play.

Want more sensory ideas? Be sure to check out our other fun sensory activities for kids!

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