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Wishing Bottles – A Quick Nature Craft for Kids

These nature-inspired fairy wishing bottles were designed by my daughter to take a little bit of nature with her wherever she goes. Wish bottles are quick to come together and you only need one thing to get started!

Wishing Bottles a Quick Nature Craft for Kids
How fun are these little fairy wishing bottles?! Made in minutes, they’re the perfect spring kids activity!

Wishing Bottles – A 5-Minute Craft

Wishing bottles are a fun idea my daughter learned about at school. The purpose is to fill the bottle and then either:

  • gift it to someone who could use a place to stash their worries or
  • add a wish or a dream of your own.
kids hands putting flowers into a tiny jar with text which reads fairy wish bottles

My daughter came home asking if we could make ‘fairy’ wish bottles for herself and a couple of her friends.

How could I not comply? We had a few moments before our neighbor was ready for a bike ride and we were done in 5-minutes!

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Supplies for Wish Bottles

On a rare sunny(ish) day in Seattle, we set to crafting these fairy wishing bottles. It takes only a couple of minutes, so if that’s all you can spare, set this up for the kids.

  • mini glass bottles with a lid, cork, or seal (like these) or plastic, if you can find them
  • loose bits of nature, seashells, sand, etc. which can fit in the bottle
  • optional: glitter

We used dandelions, small flowers, ferns, and grasses. And in true Ruffles and Rain Boots kid crafts fashion, we added glitter because she’s 6.

Supplies for a wishing bottle for kids

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Assemble the Wishing Bottles

Yield: 3 wish bottles

Wishing Bottles

Wishing Bottles

These nature-inspired fairy wishing bottles were designed by my daughter to take a little bit of nature with her wherever she goes. Wish bottles are quick to come together and you only need one thing to get started!

Active Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $1

Materials

  • mini glass bottles with a lid, cork, or seal (like these) or plastic, if you can find them
  • loose bits of nature, seashells, sand, etc. which can fit in the bottle
  • optional: glitter

Instructions

  1. Assemble the Wishing Bottles
  2. There isn’t much to this, to be honest. The kids gather the supplies and they stuff them inside the bottle.
  3. If you notice in our supplies picture (placed artfully on a tree stump), we have glycerin because we wanted to ‘float’ the items. It failed, so just skip that. :)
  4. Add the wish. According to my daughter, this is the most important part, so be sure to add a wish or seal it up and gift it so that a friend can add in their wish.

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Over To You

I had never heard of wishing bottles until my daughter brought this home from school. How about you? Is this new to you and your family?

Before you go, would you please share this fun, 5-minute craft for kids? Add a little whimsy to someone’s day.

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