Lilac Sensory Bottle

Lilac Sensory Bottle - a great way for your child to play with and discover spring flowers up close! a great activity to explore the natural world and bring the outside in.

This week our Lilac bushes went into full bloom. Our entire yard smells heavenly. It didn’t take long for the kids to start picking off blooms and filling up vases. We made these Lilac Sensory Bottles to help them explore the beauty of our Lilac bush without destroying it. This discovery bottle was also great for my little guy who still puts everything in his mouth!

 Lilac Sensory Bottle - a great way for your child to play with and discover spring flowers up close! a great activity to explore the natural world and bring the outside in.

Making this sensory bottle was super easy – it took less than 10 minutes!

Items Needed to Make a Lilac Sensory Bottle

  • Clear Bottle (for this discovery bottle I used a 1915 Bolthouse Bottle)
  • Lilacs (2-3 twigs with blooms)
  • Water

Lilac Sensory Bottle - a great way for your child to play with and discover spring flowers up close! a great activity to explore the natural world and bring the outside in.

How to Make a Lilac Discovery Bottle

Making this bottle is super simple. It does take some gentle manipulation to get the flowers into the bottle, but that is about the hardest part. These are very straightforward – place your flowers into the bottle, fill the bottle with water, and screw the lid on tight! 

Lilac Sensory Bottle - a great way for your child to play with and discover spring flowers up close! a great activity to explore the natural world and bring the outside in.

So pretty! These would be awesome for kids to use as a drawing prompt or to add to a science table! Ours lasted for about 48 hours before all the color from the flowers faded. Once they were faded we transferred the water over to a spray bottle to use as a linen spray and then refilled with new blooms. I can’t wait for the rest of the yard to start blooming to explore other nature sensory bottles with the kids!

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Lilac Sensory Bottle - a great way for your child to play with and discover spring flowers up close! a great activity to explore the natural world and bring the outside in.

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