Easy Recycled Sensory Bottle with a FREE Printable

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Y'all know that I love to upcycle and recycle EVERYTHING, so I am excited to share an Easy Recycled Sensory Bottle with a FREE Printable. Something new around here is the word search puzzle with fun doodled ocean creatures. Hope you like it! Straight out of the recycle bin is the plastic parmesan cheese container that makes a perfect vessel for this sensory bottle filled with ocean animals. I am sharing today as part of the Team Creative Crafts Recycled Crafts Edition, so stop back by tomorrow and Saturday to see all of the creative inspiration!

Easy Recycled Sensory Bottle with a Free Printable by Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #sensorybottle #freeprintable #wordsearch #doodles #madewithFFW

A FREE Printable and an Easy Recycled Sensory Bottle

This week I am co-hosting Team Creative Crafts RECYCLED Crafts Edition with my crafty friends Laura from Laura Kelly Designs, and Lindsay from Artsy-Fartsy Mama. We are featuring ALL the fabulously colorful and cute craft projects from some of the most talented designers we know. Check out my tutorial, then scroll down to see all the creativity, AND stop back on Saturday to see what everyone has created!

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Here's what you need to make a Sensory Bottle with Poly-Pellets:

  • Poly-Fil® Poly-Pellets® from Fairfield World™
  • E6000 Adhesive from Eclectic Products
  • Recycled Parmesan Cheese Container
  • Tombow MONO Drawing Pen 08
  • Tombow Xtreme Adhesive
  • Plastic Animals – I used these Ocean Life Creatures
  • Washi Tape
  • Decorative Paper
  • Circle Punch – same size as the lid of the bottle
  • Scissors – I love my Fiskars!
  • FREE Printable Ocean Life Word Search and Coloring Page – download below ⇓

Here's how to create a Recycled Bottle Sensory Toy:


To begin the Easy Recycled Sensory Bottle, gather all supplies. Remove the labels from the plastic container, then wash and dry completely. Secure any lid flaps with E6000 Adhesive which is clear and provides a permanent bond to all types of materials including plastic. Insert three or four of the plastic animals in the bottom of the bottle.


Remove the screw-tight lid from your bag of Poly-Fil® Poly-Pellets® from Fairfield World™. Pour approximately one inch of Poly-Pellets® into the recycled bottle using the convenient spout. Poly-Fil® Poly-Pellets® from Fairfield World™ are plastic beads that are normally used to create bean bags but work perfectly for this sensory bottle project. Continue to layer Poly-Pellets® and plastic animals, leaving about an inch open at the top of the bottle.


Once you are pleased with the number of animals to Poly-Pellets® ratio, secure the plastic lid to the bottle with E6000 Adhesive, then let cure overnight. Leave enough room in your bottle so that you can shake the plastic animals to the surface. If you fill the bottle up completely, then the animals will remain buried forever.


Once the E6000 has cured, decorate the lid with colorful washi tape in patterns of your choice. I, of course, selected rainbow-inspired washi tape.


To finish the Easy Recycled Sensory Bottle, punch a circle from decorative paper that is just a little bit smaller than the diameter of the plastic lid. Write on the tag what is in the Sensory Bottle, in case you make more than one. Attach the tag to the lid with Tombow Xtreme Adhesive, which is 5 times stronger than regular adhesive runners. Get the kiddos involved in this step and personalize the bottle to your child's likes and interests.

Quick and Easy Recycled Sensory Bottle with a FREE Printable

I hope you will use my Easy Ocean Animal Sensory Bottle as a jumping-off point to showcase YOUR earth-friendly craftiness. Grab some items from the recycle bin and set the kiddos free to just create! Download the FREE Printable Ocean Life Word Search and Coloring Page below ⇓

Easy Recycled Sensory Bottle with a Free Printable by Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #sensorybottle #freeprintable #wordsearch #doodles #madewithFFW

Now it’s time for some INSPIRATION!

Below are more upcycled and recycled projects created by some of my craftiest designer friends. We are participating in the Team Creative Crafts – RECYCLED CRAFTS Edition. Scroll down to see all the goodness. Stop back by each day this week for all the super cool projects!

First up is Laura from Laura Kelly Designs who has created the cutest pair of Recycled Tin Can Stilts with colorful yarn handles. This a fun throwback craft, straight out of my childhood. Love the rainbow colors of yarn as the handles!

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Create this quick and easy Dollar Tree Upcycled Flip Flop Welcome Sign in under 30 minutes with supplies from my favorite store! I purchased 4 pairs of colorful flip flops, one bunch of daisies, and 2 butterflies for just under $9.00 – SCORE! The letters, ribbon, and glue were from my craft stash. I love taking traditional items and upcycling them into something totally different and unique.

Now it's time for the FUN STUFF – a GIVEAWAY!

You know that we would never let you go without a giveaway, so this month we have a 10 lb. Box of Poly-Fil® AND a $100 Joann gift card courtesy of Fairfield World™. Enter through the Rafflecopter Code below…

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Too busy to make this Recycled Ocean Animal Sensory Bottle right now? Pin it for later!  I’d love for you to pin this project to your favorite craft board on Pinterest and then it’ll be waiting for you when you’re ready.

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One thought on “Easy Recycled Sensory Bottle with a FREE Printable

  • April 25, 2021 at 3:24 pm

    What a fun craft! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!


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