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Nature Sensory Bottle

Posted by LeLe Sims on

There is no better way to investigate natural materials than to go on a nature walk and end your trip with a fun nature based art project.

Here are steps on how to put together your first nature sensory bottle. Also the perfect project for little learners to explore the world around them.

Nature Inspired Sensory Bottle

Nature sensory bottle

Time: 20 minutes Ages: Toddlers + Difficulty: Easy 


Supply List
  • Glass bottle with lid (Can also use plastic, but we opted for glass for better transparency.)
  • Water
  • Glue

 Collecting nature on a walk

Kids love hands-on nature time and collecting treasures.

Step 1: Prep bottle

Peel the label off the bottle, rinse well and clean the outer surface. 

Nature walk exploring flowers

Step 2: Collect nature in small amounts

Go on your nature walk and add the natural specimen found by your little one. Filled the bottle with tap water, and seal it. (Can use glue or tape.) Isn’t it awesome how the bottle magnifies the specimen inside?


In this activity, kids learn how to:

  • New discoveries about the natural world. 
  • Learn about native plants and seasons.

Please tag me in your creations on Instagram and FB and use the hashtag #EXPLORERARTLAB to spread the word. We hope you enjoy this activity and thank you for being part of our community to grow "Everyday Creative Explorers". 

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