Loom bands make ideal fillers for sensory bottles (aka discovery bottles). They are bright and colourful, small enough to easily fit inside any bottle, and float around nicely to create a cool effect. Making your own loom band sensory bottle is simple. It only takes a couple of minutes and 3 ingredients. I’ve made a quick video to show just how super easy it is, so check that out towards the end of the post.

How to make a sensory bottle with loom bands. These are so easy and quick to make, and fun to play with afterwards. The effect of the colourful loom bands moving around is so calming and relaxing

To make your loom band sensory bottle you will need:

  • A few handfuls of loom bands in whatever colours you have available. These can be bought cheaply in pound shops or toy shops if you don’t have any
  • Large empty water bottle. We use Voss, since I love their clean shape and design.
  • A few drops of glycerin
  • Water

what you need to make a loom band sensory bottle

How to make your loom band sensory bottle

Just drop each item into the bottle: loom bands first, then water, then glycerin. The quantity of glycerin is up to you, it just serves to slow down the motion of the loom bands in the water. If you don’t have any, feel free to miss it out. The sensory bottle will still work, but your loom bands will move a little freer and faster.

If you have a young baby and are worried about them getting into the bottle and into the loom bands, then glue the lid on with a hot glue gun. Since my boys are out of that stage now, we just screw the lid on tightly which makes it easy to change the contents of the sensory bottle whenever we feel like it.

R loved the effect of the loom bands moving all around. These are fun for all ages to play with.

loom band discovery bottle or sensory bottle

fun with loom band discovery bottles

playing with a loom band discovery bottle

Watch the video

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how to make a loom band sensory bottle