I spy with my little eye a fun, summer craft that becomes a game to enjoy for hours and hours! I Spy Bottles are both fun to make and fun to use!
The bottle you use can be any size or shape. Changing those factors can make the items in the bottle more challenging to find. Make sure the bottle is clean and allow some time for the inside to dry. Remove the lid and place the funnel in the opening of the bottle. Pour a layer of rice into the bottom. Next add one of your items. Items can include a variety of things from buttons and beads to small action figures or marbles. It’s up to you which items you would like to search for in your bottle. After adding the item, pour another layer of rice. Continue this process until the bottle has been filled.
Now you will need to glue your lid into place so it doesn’t come off. Be sure to give the glue time to dry! Now your I Spy Bottle is complete and ready to use. By spinning, shaking and tilting the bottle around, you will be able to bring the items into view. You can even write the different items on the bottle in permanent marker to help little ones remember which items they are looking for.
This simple craft has now become an activity that will keep children busy on rainy days, long car rides and more!