This is a simple-to-make Glitter Bottle craft! When you swirl the bottle, it sparkles.
- A small, empty plastic bottle with a lid
- Light corn syrup
- Hot glue
- Metal glitter or metallic confetti
- Optional – A small funnel
- Optional – Food coloring
- Optional – Tiny plastic beads or toys
Pour light corn syrup into a small, plastic bottle. Fill it about 2/3 full.
Pour some metal glitter or metallic confetti into the bottle. Using a small funnel makes this a lot easier.
Optional: You can also add small plastic beads or tiny plastic toys.
Add a few drops of food color if you like.
Top off the bottle with water. Then put the cap on the bottle, sealing it with hot glue.
As you pour the water in, you can point out to the chlidren how it pretty much floats on top of the corn syrup (until you shake the bottle later). This is because the corn syrup is denser than the water (the corn syrup is heavier for a given volume - a cup of corn syrup weighs more than a cup of water). This is similar to making salad dressing, and seeing the oil float on top the denser vinegar.
Tie a decorative ribbon around the neck of the bottle.
You now have a beautiful, sparkly glitter bottle! When you swirl it or shake it, it will sparkle.