Glitter Bottles

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In this activity, learners will create glitter bottles with adult supervision. These are a fun way for little ones to practice observing and making comparisons. Activity includes suggestions on how to use these bottles for calming breaks – shake up a bottle and watch quietly as it settles. Activity requires parental supervision so as to not make a mess!

Quick Guide

Preparation Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Learning Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$5 - $10 per student

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 8

Resource Type:


Materials List (per student)

  • Two empty plastic bottles with tight-fitting lids
  • Warm water
  • Food coloring
  • Glitter
  • Baby oil


  • Physical Sciences
    • Chemistry

Informal Categories

  • Arts and Crafts


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  • Free access


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  • COSI Connects


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