A little while ago I posted a craft project for DIY I Spy Bottles. I made two! For Lena I made a fairytale themed I Spy Bottle, containing a single shoe, a crown, Snow White, a pink heart, a golden coin, a real pearl and so on. I put them in a big bottle and she had a great time finding all trinkets. The pearl took the most time to find: even her 29 year old uncle had to shake that bottle for a good 15 minutes
For Jet (who’s only 1,5 year old) I made a smaller version, so she could hold it more easily. That way, she could spot something very quick too. Her I Spy Bottle was circus themed, and she liked the lion best – closely followed by the red car
All in all, I think it’s a great DIY project: the kids played with it during the whole trip, during the holiday itself AND on the way back. And making it was fun too, and very easy.
I used this tutorial from Silly Eagles Blog. I did change a few things though, like using bigger bottles, taking a photograph of all hidden trinkets (rather than drawing, which I thougth would be too time-consuming) and I chose to make it themed bottles. But the idea stays the same!
Want to make an I Spy bottle too? I’ll give you one extra tip: make sure to find bottles with a wide neck, so you can put bigger trinkets in them.
Extra tip: make a bunch of themed I Spy Bottles to fill birthday party goodiebags – a garantued hit!