Thursday, January 31, 2013

Mini Discovery Bottles

Mini Discovery BottlesMini discovery bottles are the perfect addition to a set of busy bags.  Although we filled ours, at Ana's request, with sequins that I've had sitting around the house for years.  The goal is to not have to buy any materials but make a great toy that kids enjoy.

  • Empty, washed spice jars
  • Materials to fill (sequins, glitter, sand, seashells, stones, pom poms, paper clips, tiny toys etc.)
  • Super glue

Mini Discovery Bottles

Mini Discovery Bottles
 To make the project, simply display materials to be put in the jars, and allow your child to choose what to put in their jar.  You can make themed jars yourself.  Super glue the lids securely in place, and then add the cute jars to your set of busy bags for a great toy to use when you're out and about.

For an alternative idea, make the bottles yourself and surprise your kids with them.  It would be much less messy!
Mini Discovery Bottles
Important: Sequins and glitter are choking hazards.  They are shards of metal!  Other small objects are choking hazards as well, and this should only be done under CLOSE adult supervision.  If you have materials all over like I did, it is important that you clean them all up right away to avoid hazards.  

For full sized discovery bottle ideas try
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  1. Such a great idea! My toddler would love this activity!

  2. What a great idea for keeping the kiddos entertained!

    Thanks so much for linking up :)

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

  3. I am a fan of busy bags! I especially like the ones that aren't complicated to make or require a lot of money put into supplies. This one sure qualifies!

    I was hoping to pin this on our Your Green Resource board, but we require a link back to any of the 6 hosts. I hope you'll join our link-up again soon and consider linking back in order to be featured. Thanks!

  4. Thanks for linking up to Tuesday Tots. I've featured this activity today. You're welcome to see it here and grab a Tuesday Tots feature button if you like Hope you link up again this week :)

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