I-Spy Bottle

This DIY I-Spy bottle by craft project ideas is perfect for entertaining your young ones.

Image and instructions by craft project ideas

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

Alphabet Beads

Plastic Water Bottle

Scrap Paper

Clear Tape

Scissors

Rice, Lentils or Small Beans

Resealable Gallon Sized Plastic Bag

Pencil and Paper (Optional)

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

Step 1. Gather your supplies.

Step 2. Roll a piece of scrap paper into a funnel shape, using tape to secure. Make the hole on the funnel large enough for the beads to pass through and small enough to fit in the top of the bottle.

Step 3. Use the funnel to fill the bottle about ¼ the way full with rice.

Step 4. Next add your alphabet beads. We chose our Glow in the Dark Alphabet Beads for a potential nighttime play!  Tip: Make a note on what letters you put inside the bottle for game play!

Step 5. Sort through the Alphabet Bead Tub and pick out some interesting animal, shape, and phrase beads. Tip: make notes on what items are being added to your bottle. 

Step 6 . Add the Beads and fill the rest of the bottle with the lentils.  Leave a little room between the lentils and the top of the bottle so items can move around when shaken.  

Step 7. Tip: for easier mixing, pour the contents of the bottle out into a resealable gallon bag.  Shake the rice, beads, and lentils together and then pour back into the bottle using the funnel.

Step 8. Tip: for easier mixing, pour the contents of the bottle out into a resealable gallon bag.  Shake the rice, beads, and lentils together and then pour back into the bottle using the funnel.

Step 9. Example 2: shake or rotate the bottle again and try to spell words with the alphabet letters you see.