Sunday, July 25, 2010

Summer Fun: Ocean in a Bottle

Admittedly, these are not the best pictures, but this is cool and easy to do. Mesmerizing to watch too. Here's what you need:

A clear bottle. I used a smooth one.
Some sand from the beach. (You should rinse it first. I made the mistake of not rinsing it.)
Some tiny shells and rocks.
Baby oil
Glitter
water
glue gun

First, rinse your sand and put it in the bottle. Add your shells or rocks. In a bowl, dye about 3 cups of water a light bluish green with food coloring. Pour this into the bottle, filling halfway full. Add your glitter. I only had embossing glitter, so mine looks extra fantastical. Fill the rest of the bottle with the baby oil, leaving as little air in the bottle as possible. Now put some hot glue on the inside of the bottle cap and screw on tightly. Done! Now tip it back and forth and watch your own ocean swirl around and settle. Pretty cool!

4 comments:

Hannah said...

How cool!

Now for my issue. Can you mail me some sand from the beach. I am beachless as you well know. Can I use sand from a sandbox?

Kimberly said...

I am so going to steal some sand next time we go to a beach. That is such a brilliant idea!

Abby said...

You are the coolest mom, ever. So many fun projects!

Misty said...

we are beach bound, in august, and i am TOTALLY going to do this!