DIY Stress Relief Bottle


DIY Stress Relief Bottle


DIY Stress Relief Bottle
DIY Stress Relief Bottle

Ever need something that could just help your kids take a second to calm down? This DIY Stress Relief Bottle is the perfect home craft to help your kids slow down for a second. Not only could you make this kids craft with your children; but, they are also great to break out whenever you need to distract them while you finish up dinner or cleaning. Plus, these stress relief bottles are also great to help adults wind down and relax for a second when they start to feel a little overwhelmed. Just shake and watch! 

Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteUnder an hour

Primary TechniqueDIY Craft


Age GroupPreschool & Kindergarten, Elementary School

Project TypeMake a Project

Materials List

  • Recycled plastic bottle
  • Clear dish soap
  • Glitter
  • Food coloring
  • Water
  • Glue
  • Pebbles

DIY Stress Relief Bottle

How to Make a Recycled Stress Reliever Bottle

  1. Fill your plastic bottle about 3/4 of the way full with water. 

  2. Pour a significant amount of dish soap into your bottle.

    Note: the more dish soap you put in the thicker the consistency it will create.  

  3. Put some of your confetti or glitter in there that will float in the water. 

  4. Take your water and fill your bottle all the way to the top, or as high as you can without oversplitting it. 

  5. Add either a pebble or two or a couple pieces of sea glass to help mix everything up when you're shaking it. 

  6. Use your super glue along the inside of the cap and screw your lid on so that it does not come undone and leave a mess! 

Why You'll Love This Recycled Craft

1. Calming effect: The DIY Stress Relief Bottle provides a visually soothing and mesmerizing experience for both kids and adults. The combination of glitter, water, and calming essential oils creates a calming effect when shaken, helping to alleviate stress and anxiety in a simple and enjoyable way.

2. Fun and easy to make: This craft project is a fun and easy activity for both kids and adults to enjoy together. With just a few simple materials like a plastic bottle, glitter, water, and essential oils, you can create your own personalized stress relief bottle in no time. It's a great way to spend quality time with your children while creating a practical and fun project.

3. Versatile and practical: The DIY Stress Relief Bottle is not only great for helping kids calm down, but also serves as a versatile tool for adults to use in moments of stress or overwhelm. Keep one on your desk at work, in your purse, or by your bedside to have a quick and convenient way to relax and unwind. It's a practical and portable stress relief solution that can be customized to suit your personal preferences and needs.

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I understand the concept but when you have small children in the home and they are less than 16 months apart and both boys, this would only buy a few minutes in my house. I would get more relief from the bottle than either one of them.

I am all for anything that helps you or your family slow down if only for a few minutes. I think the trick to this one is to have the kids make there own so that it is that much more important to them to get to use it. So you get endless activity after construction. And with any luck, it will reduce stress.

Love the Luminous and the time out bottles I feel are not just for children thanks for all the great projects

Isn't this project a ton of fun? It takes those snow globe type projects to a whole new level! I am wondering if you could add other objects such as pretty buttons, sea shells or glass beads. You would need to definitely use the more rigid plastic bottles of jars, rather than the thinner or flimsy water bottle plastic because that would be a potential for mess. I am also wondering if the soap is enough to keep the water from eventually becoming murky or if a dash of bleach or something would be in order if kept longer than a year or so. What a fun project, little kids will love it!


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