Bottle Cap Mandala Sensory Activity

Young children develop their motorskills through touch and movement. Continue this development process as they grow with themed sensory activities. Here, we've recycled bottle caps to create a sensory activity that helps with coordination!



Step 1. Gather your supplies.

Step 2.

Start in the center of your paper plate and arrange the bottle caps upside down in concentric circle shapes. Make sure the bottle caps are touching on all sides and glue to secure. This will become your template for your creative play!

Step 3.

Try making a design with Acrylic Jewels!  Start by placing Acrylic Jewels in the center bottle cap, and add more as you move toward the outside of the plate. As you are placing jewels, try and make your design symmetrical.  This is the same method used to create a Mandala. Click here to learn about Mandalas.  When you are done, you can flip the plate over and remove the jewels.

Step 4.

Use different materials, such as buttons and beads to create new designs. Think about the colors, size and shapes of the beads when placing them in the bottle caps.

Step 5.

For younger children, use other textured materials, such as poms!  Go one step further and have them place the poms using tongs or other tools to build their hand/eye coordination.

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Felt Flower Bouquet
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Impressionist Bead by Letter
Melted Emoji Key Chains
Patriotic Star Mobile
Hanging Pony Bead Flag
American Flag Frame
Red, White & Blue Clothespin Wreath
Paper Plate Uncle Sam
Patriotic Mason Jar
Statue of Liberty Glitter Silhouette
Fuzzy Patriotic Crowns
Fuzzy Firework Rings
Craft Stick American Flag
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Heart Stamped Tote Bag
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“MOTHER” Acrostic Poem Canvas
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“Eye Love You” Handprint Stone
Clothespin Flower Pot
Mom’s Recipe Holder
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Pasta Globe
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Pasta Cityscape
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