Colour Mixing Sensory Bottles

These colour mixing sensory bottles are fascinating to play with. Shake the bottle to mix the colours together, then watch them separate all on their own. Just like magic! Kids will be enthralled.

Colour Mixing Sensory Bottles

Skill Level

Beginner. Adult supervision needed.

Time to Make

15 minutes

Adult Supervision Needed


How to Make

  1. Pour some water into the bottle until it reaches the half way point.
  2. Add a few drops of water based food colouring to the water. Then put the lid onto the bottle and shake it to mix the colour into the water.
  3. Pour some baby oil into a jug, then add a few drops of oil based food colouring.
  4. Use a mixer to mix colour into the oil.
  5. Carefully pour the coloured oil into the bottle, on top of the water. It will sit on top of the water until the bottle is shaken.
  6. When the contents settle, seal the lid onto the bottle with super glue or hot glue gun to prevent leakage when shaken.
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Top Tip

Always use contrasting colours for the best effect.

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