Toddler’s ocean bottle

  Today’s craft is one that will hopefully win you a few minutes to do a few of your “grown up” crafts without having to worry about 300 kiddo hands in your hot glue.

  I found the idea in “The Toddler’s Busy Book“, which is supposed to have “365 Creative Learning Games and Activities to Keep your 1 1/2 to 3 Year old busy”.  It’s a pretty good book, but be warned, if you’re a little neurotic about encouraging your child to make even more of a mess than they normally do (like I am), you may have a hard time with about half of the ideas.
  This one however, is mess free (at least once it’s finished).  To make it, you will need:
An old, clean soda or water bottle with cap
Food coloring
Glitter, sequins or beads (optional)
Baby Oil
Quick bonding glue (I used hot glue)
  Fill your bottle about 1/3 full with water.  Add a few drops of food coloring and your glitter, sequins, ect.
  As somebody who has done this project, I’d suggest a light hand on the glitter.  I went gung ho, and I think it was too much.  I thought it would get dispersed throughout both the oil and the water, but it doesn’t.  It pretty much floats on the line between the two, and the giant slick of glitter I have kind of obscures the wave effect.
  Fill the remainder of the bottle with baby oil.  Once your bottle is full, run a line of glue around the inside of the cap and screw it on to the bottle.  Let cool/dry and you’re ready to play!
This post is part of Today’s Creative Blog‘s Craft Creations Link Party.

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