This is a big week for Star Wars fans every where including myself, my son, and my husband! I made these fun and easy, glowing light saber sensory bottles for my son to enjoy. Yes, they glow in the dark just like our Star Wars slime! Why not try a few Star Wars activities at home to build the excitement. Of course, if your house is anything like ours, Star Wars is a hit all year round.


Star Wars Activity Light Saber Sensory Bottles Glow Dark

We love sensory bottles, so I was pretty excited to try out these glow in the dark light saber sensory bottles with my son. We also have a fun Minion sensory bottle, TMNT sensory bottle, and rainbow glitter bottles. Our light saber sensory bottles are super easy to make and a fun craft time activity for the not so crafty kids like my son. A few supplies and you are ready!

Easy Star Wars Glow In the Dark Light Saber Sensory Bottles

Supplies Used for Light Saber Sensory Bottles

Glitter glue {alternatively you can use clear glue, food coloring, and glitter seen here

Glow Sticks

VOSS Water Bottles 

Silver Duck Tape

Charcoal Grey/Black Sparkle Tape {also has a neat rough texture to it} 

Light Saber Sensory Bottles Supplies to make


Step 1: Add about 1/3 of the glitter glue to the water bottle. You can also do this with clear glue and add a drop of food coloring and shake or two of glitter. The blue light saber sensory bottle is made with glitter glue. The green light saber sensory bottle is made with the clear glue method, but you may want to add more clear glue. The glue simply slows the glitter while it settles.

Step 2: Fill with water if the bottle was empty and mix/shake to get the glue distributed evenly.

Step 4: Add your glow sticks. We bought a box of 100 for Halloween treats and had a ton left.

Step 5: Decorate your light saber sensory bottles with cool colored tapes to make a handle.



If you want your bottles to look like ours read below. Encourage your kids to come up with their own ideas too! We have several variations we tried together. Younger children may need more help with the tapes as my son did.

I used both silvery wide tape and narrow dark grey or black glitter tape to give it a metallic look. Hey, if you have duct tape and electric tape at home, go for it! I removed the cap and wrapped it in the silver tape first. I did not try to cut the excess tape since the tape is wider than the cap. I simply pressed it into the underside of the cap instead. Re-cap the bottle. {This could be done before you fill the bottles.}

Next, just underneath where the cap meets, I wrapped another silver piece of tape around the bottle itself. Don’t go over the cap. This way you can take out your glow sticks and add fresh ones if you want! I added a strip of the darker tape at the top and bottom of the silver tape. You can also add buttons or other design elements.

Light Saber Sensory Bottle Materials

Your light saber sensory bottles are complete. You could also do a red light saber bottle! However, I wouldn’t go into a light saber dual with these. They were a very cool and fun activity to do with my son. My husband thought they were pretty neat too. We added our light saber sensory bottles to my son’s desk and used them for a night light instead of his glowing stars. The glow sticks are easy to take out and change with an adults help.

Light Saber Sensory Bottle Star Wars for Kids

May the force be with you! Hope you enjoy the new Star Wars movie!

Make Glowing Light Saber Sensory Bottles with your kids!

Check out our Death Star play dough kit too!

Death Star Wars Play Dough Kit for Kids

More fun ways to enjoy Star Wars activities. Click on photos.

LEGO Star Wars Building Ideas Death Star r2d2 Yoda with basic bricks Light Saber Star Wars Activity Glow In The Dark Slime Building Droids and Robots STEAM Activity Free Coloring Sheets



  1. I think your glowing light saber sensory bottles are so cool! I was just wondering what store you found your Voss bottles at, how you were able to get the label off the bottles, and if you used the 16.9 oz sized bottle? Thank you so much for your help!

  2. Hi! I pick up my water bottles at the supermarket actually. These are made with the small of the two. Some labels peel off more easily than others. I learned this when I bought six and only a few went smoothly. Rubbing alcohol and a rag helps remove the sticky stuff that is left. In general I was able to use my finger nails to get the labels off but some left that gooey stuff. I usually wipe them all down with the alcohol anyway.

  3. I loved your idea and I am planning on using it for my daughter’s birthday party. I would like your thoughts on adding some of the Star Wars confetti to inside the bottles too? They are small table decorations that I thought might add an extra element…but it would take a little away from the light saber feel. What do you think? The party is for 5 year olds.

  4. Hi! Awesome. I think it would be fun but yes might detract a bit from the light saber look but they are younger kids. How about making a batch of our awesome slime and putting the confetti in that!?

  5. The glow sticks will eventually lose their glow, but if you strategically place your decorative tape, you should be able to open the bottle and replace them.

  6. Hi there! I just stumbled upon your site when trying to find fun and engaging activities that will keep my nieces and nephews entertained this summer (6, 5, 4, and 5 months old) and I’m so glad I did! Can’t wait to try some of these out with them! Thank you for the time and effort you put into your site, and for helping to make the summer fun.

  7. I love this idea. I’m planning on using something similar for our library’s Star Wars Day Celebration, but I seem to be having some clumping from the glitter glue in the water. Did you experience the same and, if so, can you suggest a way to prevent it?

  8. Awesome! I did not experience clumping but warm water may help prevent that! Are you using clear glue and glitter or glitter glue?

  9. Great idea. My kids love it. They placed it beside their beds before sleep, it makes an awesome nightlight. Thanks for this.

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