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How to Make a Saint Patrick’s Sensory Bottle

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This Saint Patrick’s Sensory Bottle is so much fun for the kids! They’ll love using this discovery bottle to see what they can see! The green-colored St. Patrick’s Day theme is perfect and the kids will love it if you can find some cute Shamrock confetti to add inside! Check out the rest of my St. Patrick’s Day activities!

The biggest thing to remember is to fill the bottle to the top and make certain that you seal the bottle as well. Everything else is just adding in fun items to look at!

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The great thing about having a sensory bottle activity is that it’s perfect for fun AND for sensory activities and development as well. Once the kids see how much fun this is, they’ll be playing with it all the time!

How to Use this Saint Patrick’s Sensory Bottle

There can actually be quite a few ways that this can be used. Many parents refer to it as a calm down bottle or activity because the items inside tend to literally help calm them down.

I think it’s great to have in the car because it helps to occupy the kids and give them something to focus on that isn’t a screen or electronic.

Your child can easily have fun with this sensory bottle by using it to identify objects or even tell you what they see or are imagining with it.

The options are endless on how they can use this sensory bottle.

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Specialty Supplies:

The following ingredients are affiliate links on Amazon because they may be a bit hard to find in your normal store.  I wanted you to be able to see exactly which things we are using.

Reminder, not all supplies to make the St. Patrick’s Day sensory bottle are linked above, just the ones that may be a bit difficult to find or that you might be unsure of what to look for.

diy sensory bottle to celebrate St Paddys Day

Why is sensory learning so important for children?

Sensory learning is an essential component of a child’s development, as it allows them to engage with their environment and make sense of the world around them.

As children interact with various sensory experiences, such as touch, smell, taste, and sound, their brains develop neural pathways that help them learn and remember new information.

By integrating sensory stimulation into everyday learning experiences, educators and parents can help children better understand complex concepts and retain information more effectively.

Additionally, sensory learning can help children develop important skills, such as problem-solving, critical thinking, and creativity, essential for success in academic and personal pursuits.

As such, incorporating sensory learning into daily routines can greatly benefit a child’s overall cognitive and social-emotional development.

Are sensory bottles good for children?

The use of sensory bottles has become increasingly popular in early childhood education settings. These bottles contain various materials, such as glitter and beads, that can amaze and stimulate children’s senses.

Many educators and parents believe that these bottles can help with a child’s cognitive and sensory development.

Sensory bottles can also be used to aid in relaxation and calming, making them beneficial for children who need sensory regulation.

However, it is important to note that these bottles should always be supervised and made with safe materials.

While there isn’t extensive research on their effectiveness, the use of sensory bottles can provide a unique and intriguing sensory experience for children.

More fun and easy sensory activities

Since we love this floating shamrocks sensory bottle so much, why not have a few more options for the kids? These recommendations are great for fine motor skills and might be a good toy for babies and toddlers as well. (make certain that they’re age-appropriate and not a choking hazard!)

how to make your sensory bottle with shamrocks for Saint Patricks Day

As you can see, there are other fun activities that you can do with the kids after making this St. Patrick’s day sensory bottle!

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When making a sensory bottle for Saint Patty’s day home, you really need to have the following Amazon affiliate tools on hand.

Best St. Patricks Day Ideas:

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How to Make a Saint Patrick's Sensory Bottle

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The kids are going to love this fun sensory bottle!


  • 1 (16 ounce) plastic storage/sensory bottle
  • 2 to 3 (6 ounce) bottles Elmer's Glue in clear
  • ~ 1 cup warm water
  • ~1 tablespoon glitter or confetti
  • Toys (if desired)
  • Shamrock confetti
  • Gold dot confetti
  • Lime green glitter


  1. Put one whole bottle of glue into the bottle.
  2. Fill the empty glue bottle with warm water, about 1/4 cup, and seal with the lid. Shake then pout into jar with glue and shake or stir.
  3. Add in some glitter and toys to the glue mixture.
  4. Seal the jar and shake. If things aren't moving, add in a bit more water. If things are moving too fast, add in a bit more glue.
  5. Once you're happy, seal and glue the lid closed.

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