My Grandkids are so curious. I just love it, why this ? why that ? all the time. Its hard to know all the answers!! I thought it would be fun to do an experiment with them and this ” Ocean in a Bottle ” turned out so great. They loved it and so did I. Have fun with this one 🙂
To make our Ocean in a Bottle, we used:
- cooking oil (we used canola, but vegetable would work well)
- blue food colouring
- large bottle (2 litre pop bottles work well, but we used a mouthwash bottle with a child-safe lid)
Making your ocean bottle:
I didn’t have a 2L pop bottle on hand, so we used an empty mouthwash bottle. I like that the lid is child-safe, and too challenging for little hands to twist open. If you’re using a bottle that’s not child-safe, you might want to run a little hot-glue around the inside of the bottle lid.
Fill approximately 1/3 of your bottle with water.
Add several drops of food colouring.
Have your child shake the bottle to disperse the food colouring.
Now, simply top up the bottle with oil. I filled ours right to the top and then popped the lid on.
Tip the bottle upside down and watch your ocean come to life.
Craft from : http://happyhooligans.ca/