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Ocean in a Bottle

Ocean in a Bottle Activity for Kids
Combine ingredients to create an ocean in a bottle craft – also called an Ocean Wave.
Use for:

  • Classroom Science experiment
  • Scouting Project
  • Bible Story Theme

  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Mineral oil
  • Blue food coloring
  • Water bottle
  • Hot glue
  • Additional items: 1 t. glitter, small sea creatures (star fish, shells)

  1. Fill half of the bottle with rubbing alcohol.
  2. Put two to three drops of food coloring into the bottle and shake.
  3. Fill remainder of the bottle with mineral oil.
  4. Put top on and seal with white glue, seal again with the hot glue.
  5. Do not Shake. Hold bottle horizontally until clear, then raise and lower ends to create waves.

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