Day 1: Glitter Bottles

Here we go with Day 1 of my 7 days of Create to Make challenge. Are you excited? I definitely am!

Today’s project theme is a kid craft project inspired by none other than Pinterest.

Glitter Bottles!


Back story: I noticed my kids had a challenge calming themselves down when they got angry so I decided to make something that would help them calm down.

Enter Pinterest and I searched for “glitter bottles for kids” and found many recipes to make these glitter bottles (a.k.a calming jars, calming bottles, time out bottle, glitter sensory bottle…well you get the idea).

The recipe and instructions were simple. You will need:

  1. A water bottle (I used empty mini Voss bottled water from my local grocer store. You can now find similar ones at your craft store).
  2. Glitter Glue
  3. Glitter (fine or regular, but I found having both makes a nice effect)
  4. Water (warm water for easy mixing with the glitter and glitter glue)



  1. Add the glitter glue (side note: my kids had fun calling it Unicorn Poop as I squeezed it into the water bottle. Ok it was really me. Don’t judge).
  2. Next add the envelope of glitter (see photo. I used the glitter that closely matched the glitter glue).
  3. Then add the warm water, filling up to maybe 3/4 of the way (I filled it up to just below the neck of the bottle).
  4. Glue the bottle cap to the water bottle (I didn’t but my kids know not to open it).
  5. Have fun!

Here’s what it looks like with the glitter settled:


At first my kids were so amazed by shaking the bottle and watching the glitter settle, but they got bored watching it settle and kept shaking it instead. I don’t know about you, but my kids got bored waiting for every last glitter to fall down. Some just suspended there forever. So they kept shaking it. My son really got a kick out of it. My daughter, not so much. It’s pretty entertaining though! (Mom win!)

Hope you enjoyed this post. Comment below for more tutorial requests.

Happy creating!

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