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Ocean Animal Sensory Bottle and Word Search

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Y'all know that I love to upcycle and recycle EVERYTHING, so I am excited to share an Easy Ocean Animal Sensory Bottle with a Free Printable Word Search. 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.

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

DIY Ocean Animals Sensory Bottle and Word Search

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What do you need to make a Sensory Bottle for Kids?


How do you create a Recycled Bottle Sensory Toy?


To begin the DIY Sea Creature 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. The MONO Twin is a versatile marker to craft with because it has a larger bullet tip and an extra fine tip, which makes it perfect for all types of applications. 

Quick and Easy Sea Life Sensory Bottle with a Free Word Search

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

More Ocean Inspired Crafts and Printables

Shark week is upon us, but I don't like all the scary sharks, how about YOU? Cute and cuddly sharks (is that even a thing?) are what I am all about, so here are two free printables to download and color. My FREE Shark Coloring Pages for Shark Week are perfect to print out for the kiddos to color, but can also be colored by adults as a great way to relax and de-stress.

Free Shark Coloring Pages for Shark Week by Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #sharkweek #freeprintable #freecoloringpage #sharkcoloringpage

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! I love taking traditional items and upcycling them into something totally different and unique.

30 Minute Dollar Tree Upcycled Flip Flop Welcome Sign Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #dollartree #craft #diy #wreath #summer #beach #ocean #sea #upcycled

Create a Craft Stick Shark Dollar Tree Kids Craft with simple supplies in about 30 minutes. Popsicle sticks from Dollar Tree are the perfect medium to get crafty with kiddos of all ages.

Dollar Tree Craft Stick Shark Kids Craft Creatively Beth #creativelybeth #craft #stick #popsicle #shark #week #dollartree #diy #kids

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Too busy to make this DIY 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.

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

I'd love to hear what you think about this project, or if you want to know more about Ocean Animals. If you've made your own Sensory Toys for kids, I would love to see your creations! Share them on Instagram, and Facebook, or leave a comment/photo on the project pin on Pinterest! #CreativelyBeth

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


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