I am so excited to share this I Spy Bottle with you. I was browsing through Walmart one day and I saw an I Spy Bottle much like this one and I knew I could make one at home, so here it is, a rainbow I Spy Bottle, enjoy the tutorial!
For supplies you will need the following:
- A bottle
- Rainbow rice
- A variety of small items
- White paper
- A Funnel
The first thing you want to do is make your rainbow rice in advance so that it has time to dry. Check out my recipe for fun vibrant colored rice. If you don’t want to make the rainbow rice yourself, you can order it from Amazon.
The next thing you want to do is gather some small items to put inside the bottle for finding. I had originally planned to head out to the dollar store and try to find some items to put in the bottle but it was a long weekend and everything is closed so I had to look around the house instead. I’m actually glad it was closed because we definitely had more than enough around the house that I could use! I found most of my finds came from my daughter’s Polly Pocket dolls =).
When you have gathered all of your items it’s time to make your I Spy Card. Lay all of your items on top of your white paper and go to a well lit area (or outside). Take a photo and print it off. If you want to edit your photo and you don’t have Photoshop, try PicMonkey. You can laminate if you want, or just do what I did and use packing tape to “laminate it”. Tape tape the front and do not fold the tape over onto the back. Once the front is complete, flip it over and do the back the same way. Trim the excess. By laminating it your child can use a dry erase marker as they go along and mark off the items they have found.
To begin filling the bottle, place your funnel inside the bottle and start with one color. When you have added your first color stop and add 2-3 of the small items you picked out. Add the next layer and stop and add 2-3 small items there. Keep adding layers of colors and items until you’ve reached the top (leave a little room so the bottle can be shaken up).
Once your cap is on you are ready to play! Great for road trips and quiet time =).