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craft: wave bottle

I am always looking for craft/activity ideas to make for or with Jonah. I found this one in a book we have full of toddler activities.

Ingredients:

-Clean, empty soda bottle (book said 16 oz, mine was 20)
-Food coloring
-Water
-Baby Oil
-Glitter, beads, sequins, etc. (optional)

Making the wave bottle is super simple. Fill the soda bottle about 1/3 full with water. Then put in a couple drops of food coloring, and whatever else you want to put in. I have had these little red heart glittery sequin-y confetti things FOREVER (like, probably 10 years at least — does that make me some kind of craft hoarder?) and have never been able to figure out anything good to do with them. Well, I think this is the perfect use. Next, fill the bottle the rest of the way with baby oil. I used pretty much the whole bottle, bringing the total cost of this craft to $1.98. Put some strong glue on the inside of the lid and screw it on. That’s it!  The water looks like waves crashing around when you shake the bottle.

Jonah was really intrigued by the wave bottle.  I love crafts like this. It was really cheap and really easy, and took less than 5 minutes to make. Now I’m on the lookout for my next crafty activity!