So first, we have our ocean waves bottle. The idea for this one actually came from my Early Childhood Ed classes back in college, but I've seen it all over pinterest too. You take a regular old water bottle (preferably one with smooth sides, you may have to wander the drink aisle at your grocery store until you find the perfect bottle) and empty and clean it. Fill it just over half way with water and a drop or two of blue food coloring (I know, ocean water isn't actually blue, but you need the contrast here). Then fill the bottle the rest of the way with oil. I've made two of these and I found that I prefer Canola oil over Vegetable oil although they both work fine. If I remember right, the ideal oil for this is baby oil because it is clear (unlike cooking oils which tend to be yellowish) but I've never gotten around to trying it. I found some little plastic fish at the dollar store and dropped them in there too. I also tried adding glitter in the first one I made but I decided it actually made it hard to see the other contents, which is why I made a second one. Once you've got everything you want in there, use a hot glue gun or whatever else you have handy to glue the lid shut and that's it!
Because oil and water don't mix you can really see the waves forming in the bottle as you move it around. It's really fascinating, even for me! Erik loves watching the waves and trying to find the fish.
Jelly Fish Bottle is almost magical. I am going to use a photo from the original site, but you should definitely go check out her tutorial and other pictures, this is just too cool to pass up!
AND if you decide to pin it, PLEASE go to the original post and pin from her blog, not mine. She SO deserves the credit for this one!
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