Time Required :
About 30 minutes
Beginner
Beginner
You're new to the skills necessary to complete this project, or maybe you've tried them just once or twice before.

christmas morning sensory bottle

This project is intended for kids ages 4+. How cute is this Santa! He is headed face first down your chimney on Christmas Morning!
Step 1

Fill the bottle with warm water to about 1" [2.54 cm] from the top.

Step 2

ADULT: Pour both bottles of glycerin into the warm water. Use a bamboo skewer (or a thin wood dowel) to stir well.

Step 3

Twist the ends of two glitter pipe cleaners together to make one long stem. Repeat with two more glitter pipe cleaners so you have two long stems. Now, crisscross the middle and twist together so you have a large “+” shape.

Step 4

Twist one of the glitter pipe cleaners around a pencil, then slide out the pencil to reveal a coiled glitter pipe cleaner. Repeat for the remaining three in your “+” shape to make your Christmas tree.

Step 5

Loosen the coils a little and slide on pony bead “ornaments”. Set aside.

Step 6

Cut a Silver glitter pipe cleaner into smaller pieces and create a small star tree topper. Use a piece of another glitter pipe cleaner to twist the star onto the top of your tree.

Step 7

ADULT: Carefully slide the Christmas tree inside the bottle.

Step 8

Sprinkle as much glitter as you want inside the bottle.

Step 9

Cut small rectangles from white adhesive foam and attach around the bottle’s top to resemble a brick chimney, as shown.

Step 10

Cut rectangles and squares from red and green adhesive foam for gifts. Attach them around the bottom, under the tree.

Step 11

Use a paint pen to decorate the gift boxes and add bows.

Step 12

Click here to download and print the template; then cut out the shapes.

Step 13

Trace the shapes onto the back of your adhesive foam sheets:

  • A, D and E: Red
  • B: White
  • C: Black
Step 14

Assemble your Santa as shown.

Step 15

Shape D goes directly to the top of the bottle and E is to attach to the back to hold in place.
TIP: ADULT: If needed, use hot glue to help secure Santa’s waist to the top.

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  • Bamboo Skewer (or Thin Wood Dowel)
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