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When I know a special day is quickly approaching and I want to do some fun projects with the kids, I try to plan ahead of time what we will be doing so that I have all of our materials and supplies on hand. I hate having to stop what we are doing to rush to the store, or worse, scrap the entire project because I forgot to get something. So with Star Wars Day just a few days away, here are a few activities that will make your day even more out of this world. Hopefully, sharing these a few days early will give you time to get all your supplies together!
Galaxy Sensory Bottles
These are a lot of fun for kids of all ages! Babies love rolling them around and watching the movement of the glitter and stars; toddlers love stacking them and shaking them up; older kids like using them in pretend play and they work great as calm down bottles. And older kids love helping make them.
Supplies you will need:
- Plastic bottles. We used these from Michaels. Plastic Voss water bottles work great as well.
- Warm water
- Clear craft glue
- Black and dark purple glitter. Or this really pretty black magic glitter I found at Target.
- Silver star sequins and iridescent glitter paillettes
- Blue and Purple food coloring
- Super glue
- Liquid soap
Now for the fun
- Remove any labels and glue from your bottles. Fill bottles about 1/3 with clear glue. Add 3-4 drops of food coloring to your warm water and mix. We did one bottle with blue and one with purple. Add your colored warm water to your bottle leaving about 1″ at the top of your bottles. Screw on the lid and shake up until the glue has dissolved into the water.
2. Add 1-2 tablespoons of glitter to your bottle. Then add some of your stars or paillettes. We did paillettes in our purple bottle and stars in our blue bottle. Close the lid and shake to mix in your additions.
3. At this point decide if you are happy with the look of your bottle or if you would like to add more glitter or stars. If you want more, add them now.
4. Now time to top off your bottle. If you would like the glitter to move and settle a little slower, add some more glue at this point. Then fill the bottle all the way to the rim with more warm water. The less air in your bottle, the fewer bubbles you will have when you are all done. Lastly, add 2-3 drops of liquid soap. This will help keep mold from growing in your bottle.
5. Now put a line of super glue along the threads on the inside of your bottle cap and screw the lid on tight. Let the glue set for however long your glue bottle instructions recommend then let the kids shake to their heart’s content! You now have some awesome galaxy sensory bottles!
This Star Wars Day activity is super easy and a great for sensory play. My recipe is the allergy-friendly version. You will need: Gluten-free flour, I like this one. A vegetable oil, I use fractionated coconut oil, like this one. And a play tray or shallow plastic tote to put the “dust” in so the littles can play with it and not make too much of a mess!
Mix up 2 cups of flour (if you don’t have food allergies, feel free to use any all-purpose flour!) with 1/2 cup oil. Use a fork to break up the flour and blend it together well. You may need to play with the amounts depending on the time of year and humidity, add more oil if needed. You want the flour to hold it’s shape when molded. And that’s it! Add your moon dust to your play tray and let the play begin. Throw in your favorite Star Wars plastic figures or Legos and create craters, epic moon battles and all kinds of fun!
Printable Coloring Pages
The easiest activity of them all is printing off some fun coloring pages. And if you’re anything like me, this is a fun one to join in yourself! Check out these two links for some great Star Wars printable coloring pages: BB-8 & C2-B5 Star Wars Coloring Pages
And check out these great Star Wars books that are perfect for the littles:
I hope you and your kids have fun with these Star Wars activities! I would love to hear what your fun plans are for Star Wars Day.
May the 4th be with you!
For more Star Wars fun check out my allergy-friendly recipe for Wookiee Cookies!
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