Union Jack Sensory Bottle

This Union Jack themed sensory bottle is a great activity for national celebrations.

Skill Level

Beginner. Adult supervision needed.

Time to Make

1 hour

Adult Supervision Needed


How to Make

  1. Put some clear hair gel in a mixing bowl and add a little blue paint/food colouring.
  2. Use a spoon to mix the paint and gel together and then use a funnel to add the mixture into the bottom of the plastic bottle. If you don't have a funnel add the mixture to a clear plastic sandwich bag and cut a small hole in the corner to squeeze the mixture out of.
  3. Clean out the bowl and repeat with some white paint.
  4. Then repeat again with red paint until the bottle is pretty much full.
  5. If the bottle is completely full the colours will stay more separated for longer. If you want the colours to mix as you move the bottle, leave a gap at the top.
  6. Put the lid on the bottle and get an adult to use the glue gun to stick the lid in place.

Top Tip

Use paint for a more opaque look, or food colouring for a more transparent appearance. White paint will be needed for the white section.

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