Magic Water

7-10 year olds | two hours

These pretty trinkets are interesting to look at and play with, plus they prove valuable in teaching kids about the properties of liquids and solids.

What You'll Need

  • a plastic water bottle (labels removed, a taller and smoother bottle works better)
  • glitter
  • sequins
  • glittery ribbon
  • vegetable or sunflower oil
  • glue
  • food colouring
  • washing-up liquid


1. Cut ribbon into eight-centimetre pieces.
2. Fill bottle with water, leaving five to six centimetres of bottle empty.
3. Add glitter, ribbons, sequins, and any other light shiny objects.
4. Add a few drops of food colouring , vegetable oil and/or washing-up liquid for bubbles and colour (optional).
5. Take the top of the bottle and coat with glue.
6. Twist on the top until very tight.
7. Enjoy!

Tags: science

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