Thursday, January 17, 2013

Make your own Ocean In A Bottle

Ocean in a Bottle

I have found that most often the most simple of activities and games are what kids love the best. This is one of those cases. Make an ocean in a bottle for a pirate, mermaid, or ocean themed party or to just experiment with how waves work. Kids love to play with this and look at the oil water and how it moves. 

The how to is from TLC family- I've included the link at the bottom. The green pictures are the one I made myself. Have fun!

What You'll Need:

  • Clear soda bottle
  • Funnel
  • Water
  • Cooking oil
  • Blue food coloring
  • Glitter
Step 1: Using a funnel, pour 1/2 cup of water and 1/2 cup of oil into a soda bottle.
Step 2: Put the lid on tightly, and shake the bottle vigorously to mix the substances.
Step 3: After shaking, put the bottle down and let it sit for a few minutes. What happens to the oil and water after you mix them?
Step 4: To turn your experiment into an ocean display, remove the top and add enough water to fill the bottle 2/3 full.
Step 5: Add a few drops of food coloring and some glitter, and shake the bottle gently to mix in the color.
Step 6: Fill the rest of the bottle almost to the top with oil.
Step 7: Put the top back on tightly, and gently tilt the bottle back and forth to create an ocean wave effect.


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