Easily create sensory bottles that your kids can have fun both making and playing with. Most of them use items that you’ll find around the house, so always make sure you’re saving the things that might be garbage! I can always find a fun craft or activity to make with old household items, especially for younger children.
Here are some great ideas for shakers and noise makers that will keep babies, toddlers and preschoolers amazed. Watch them shake, rattle, and roll as they play and watch these fun DIY shakers!
10 DIY Sensory Shakers and Noise Makers
Attaching some long ribbon to the end of an empty water bottle with rice and Pom Poms can make a really fun musical shaker toy.
Create these DIY shakers with all different materials in your home. You can use beads, feathers, pasta, water, etc. for a sensory bottle that makes noise. Here are some examples! Click on the photo for more information.
This is a pretty shaker using pearler beads and poly-pellets.
Make color-specific shakers and noise makers with pipe cleaners, beads, feathers, and other colored materials you can find.
Throw some rice in an Easter egg, tape it up, and you have yourself an egg shaker!
Take it one step further by attaching a plastic spoon on both sides and you have yourself a maraca!
The simplest noise makers are these empty water bottles made with dry rice or beans. My kids have played with these from infancy to toddlerhood!
Use coffee beans and toilet paper rolls for these musical tube shakers.
Made with dry noodles and a recycled water bottle, these musical shakers will be a hit.
With some coffee beans, beads, and small plastic bottles, these shakers work well for little hands.
I hope you’re able to make some of these DIY noise makers and sensory shakers for your little one. If you’re looking for more sensory ideas, check out this glitter sensory bottle tutorial or these sensory board ideas.