Color Matching Bottles

By | July 23, 2012
Color Matching Bottles

A couple weeks ago my youngest got a hold of one of my mom’s water bottles and was fascinated trying to put the lid on the bottle.  As I sat watching her I thought we could totally turn this into a teaching craft for her.  So the other day I recruited my oldest daughter and my best helper to assist me in making these cool color matching bottles for Amelia.

This really has to be one of the easiest crafts we have done but I have to say that Amelia loves these better than anything else we have made.   As a matter of fact she started screaming when I tried to take them away to get a picture of the bottles (I know I should have took the picture first, lesson learned J)

We used nontoxic paint for these bottles since my daughter is still in the I must put everything in my mouth phase (and you know she did put the lids in her mouth).  I also had to sit with her at first and explain that she needed to match the colors not just put any lid on any bottle.  It took a few minutes but she got it.  When she would pick up one colored bottle and the wrong color lid I would say no that is ____ color you want the ____ color.  And when she picked the matching color lid I clapped and cheered and told her great job.    In no time at all she was picking all the right colors, what a fun way to teach her, I think I had as much fun as she did.  And as an added bonus this also helps them with there motor skills and hand eye coordination, so this is just a win win activity all around.

Check out our KID CRAFT  board on Pintrest for more fun ideas!


4 plastic water bottles with lids
4 different colors of Non Toxic Paint


 Pour some of your paint into your bottles
 Now shake them up till the entire inside of the bottle is covered in paint (this will also paint the inside of the lids)
Set aside too dry then let your toddlers match the lids to the bottles.

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17 thoughts on “Color Matching Bottles

  1. Ang

    These are super cute! I’m visiting from – found you on the Meet me on Monday Linky Party. I hope you’ll come visit me, too :)

  2. Sharon Stanley

    Great ideas you have. I will be a regular visitor I can see already. Linking up through the blog hop. Hope you can visit me on the farm at
    I’ll be resourcing your ideas often!

  3. Carrie

    Oh, how fun!! What a great idea since all young ones seem fascinated with water bottles. Thank you for sharing with us at Sharing Saturday!!


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