Dinosaur Sensory Bottle

Sensory bottles showed up in my Pinterest feed several years ago. Many parents started using them as a way to calm down their child whenever they were in the middle of a meltdown. Sensory bottles usually contain glitter, fun items like the dinosaurs in this one, and other objects that are fun to watch move around freely in the bottle. Depending on the ingredients you use to make your bottle, the combination of glue or hair gel plus warm water mix, and create an environment that allows the items to move slowly inside the bottle. You can add more for slower movements or less if you want things to move a bit quicker.

Easy Dinosaur Sensory Bottle

Items Needed to Make a Dinosaur Sensory Bottle

For the dinosaur sensory bottle, you will need the following items.

  • 12 oz sensory bottle (aff link) – I use the glass Voss bottles but they do come in plastic as well.
  • 2 to 3 oz of hair gel
  • Package of plastic dinosaur toys
  • Confetti or glitter
  • Hot tap water

Directions on How to Make a Dinosaur Sensory Bottle

Gather your supplies needed to make this fun dinosaur sensory bottle for boys.

Push the dinosaurs into the sensory bottle. Some of the dinosaurs that I had wouldn’t fit. I added the dinosaurs that I could easily push into the bottle.

Add two to three ounces of hair gel or you can use a 5 oz bottle of clear glue.

Add your hot tap water and fill to the top of the bottle. You need space to be able to mix the ingredients.

Shake until the hair gel and water are mixed well. Fill the remainder of the bottle to the top and superglue the cap on if you are happy with the consistency.

This dinosaur sensory bottle is perfect tool to help your little one calm down. Fill your dinosaur sensory bottle with your choice of items and let your child be mesmerized by watching the dinosaurs float around.

Do you think the dinosaurs will float or sink to the bottom of this dinosaur sensory bottle?


Christy has three children. She has over 22 years of parenting experience, including parenting as a young mom, a single parent, and dealing with chronic illness/pain. When she isn't writing, you can find her coloring, playing Candy Crush, and listening to Taylor Swift.

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  1. I think that’s a great idea for any kid. I can’t think of a kid who doesn’t love dinosaurs.

  2. Gervin Khan says:

    Ohh, how creative! It looks good with the dinosaur and glitters on! The kids will love this for sure.

  3. What a cool, fun and brilliant idea for kids to play with. My son loved dinosaurs big time when he was little.

  4. I love sensory bottles. They’re easy to make and a lot of fun. I know my kids would enjoy making them as well.

  5. Catalina says:

    This bottle is so cool! It’s great to make a sensory bottle at home! Sounds so easy!

  6. What a great idea! I love gifting sensory bottles to friends for hours of entertainment.

  7. Terri Oliver Steffes says:

    I adore sensory bottles. I have a couple of toddlers I need to make a gift for and this is perfect. Down to the dinosaurs!

  8. Nikki Wayne says:

    So cute! I bet my nieces and nephews will love this toy .

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