Mermaid Sensory Bottle

This magical Mermaid themed sensory bottle is easy to make and mesmerising to watch, as the glitter and seashells swirl and slowly descend and move about the bottle after being shaken.

Mermaid Sensory Bottle

Skill Level

Easy. Adult supervision needed.

Time to Make

10 Minutes

Adult Supervision Needed


How to Make

  1. Print out the templates and cut them out.
  2. Draw around the templates onto the card and cut them out.
  3. Take your empty bottle and add the packet of shells.
  4. Next squeeze roughly 3 table spoons of silver glitter glue into the bottle.
  5. Add 3 drops of blue food colouring and one drop of yellow.
  6. Top the bottle up with tap water replace the lid and shake.
  7. Now is the time to decide if your bottle needs any more colouring or glitter, If it does add it now.
  8. Superglue the lid and screw it on tightly.
  9. Take the face cut out and add wiggle eyes and draw a smile. Cut strips of wool for the hair and stick these onto the face using PVA glue.
  10. Stick on the seashell bikini top and tail using double sided tape.
  11. Once the head is dry stick this on using double sided tape.
  12. Decorate with gems.

Note: Never leave the bottle on a windowsill or in direct sunlight

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Top Tip

Try adding plastic beads and sequins or other little waterproof objects to your bottle and take note of what floats and what sinks



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