Monday, November 24, 2014
Babies Like Cheap Things
I found an idea for water sensory bottles and decided to try it out. All I needed was an empty plastic bottle ($1.25), water (free), and something to stick into the water. I had these crafting pom pom balls and thought they would be perfect. I think I got the pom poms for under $2 at the craft store.
I cleaned out the bottle thoroughly since I knew the baby would be putting it in her mouth a lot. Then I filled it up 3/4 of the way with water. Don't fill it all the way, otherwise you won't get that sloshing effect that babies love to watch. You could also put some food coloring in the water to give it a different color.
After filling it with water, I took a few handfuls of the pom poms and stuffed them into the top. To my surprise, the pom poms actually float in the water as if they are suspended. I would highly recommend using the pom poms as I'm not sure you would get the same effect with sequins or something like that.
To cap it off (PUNNY!) I put some hot glue on the cap so that it wouldn't come off the bottle.
Brigid absolutely loves this toy. In fact, she prefers it to other toys. She loves watching the pom poms float in the water and also loves when you shake the bottle so it all looks like it is caught in a windstorm. The entire craft cost me under $3, but it's given Brigid hours of enjoyment.