Bottle 1 (left): For the first bottle, I used white rice. I filled it with buttons, small figures, and embellishments in fall colors and shapes. When you give the bottle a turn, you find all sort of pumpkins, scarecrows, and squirrels peeking out at you. I found all of the small pieces in the button section at Hobby Lobby.
Bottle 2 (center): For the second bottle, I simply filled it with clear water and autumn leaf party confetti (also found at Hobby Lobby). The confetti swirls beautifully in the water and the reflection of all those different pieces creates the effect of gorgeous, golden water.
Bottle 3 (right): For the final bottle, I used small silk leaves along with miniature pumpkins, gourds, and pine cones. This one is a treat for both the eyes and the ears!
I chose these three bottles in particular because I wanted to present L with a variety of different fall objects and textures. Other great ideas for autumn sensory bottle fillers include acorns, sunflower seeds, small sticks, unpopped popcorn, bird seed, and straw. What would you add to the list?