Hide and Seek Bottle

This is another craft you could use to celebrate the International Year of Pulses.


  • A water bottle, dried with the label removed
  • A variety of dried pulses (lentils, beans, peas and chickpeas)
  • 10 or more small hide and seek items (key, button, bottle cap, beads, rock, small toy etc.)
  • Funnel
  • Hot Glue gun


  1. Fill the bottle 2/3 of the way with a variety of pulses.  (Alternatively you can use rice.)
  2. Add the small objects to the top.  There should still be a good sized air bubble at the top.
  3. Cap the bottle and seal the cap with a bead of hot glue.
  4. Shake and turn the bottle until the items are distributed throughout the bottle.
  5. Optional – You may want to write the number of times on the bottle cap with a permanent marker.

To use:

Twist and turn the  bottle until you’ve found all the objects inside.  This can be a gift for a younger child or a quiet time activity.


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