In my road trip preparations, I've started making sensory/discovery bottles again (I wrote about them first here). The pink bottle is composed of mostly baby oil, a bit of water, food coloring, and glitter. The clear one is corn syrup with floral beads. Both bottles are hot glued shut (super glue didn't last long, in our experience). I can't open them so I'm hoping that the kids can't open them either (especially in the car).
As I previously wrote, we love the 3oz travel bottles for this project. They're just the right size for
my toddlers' hands. I also like how light and transportable they are at this size. Hopefully, they'll buy us some time on our road trip.
I've made a few more since I took these pictures. A green one with "watered-down" corn syrup (to change the viscosity) and lots of glitter. It's a nice "calm-down" bottle. I've seen them made with glue but I didn't have any the house. The corn syrup was in the back of my cupboard, so that's why I've been using it.
The other bottle was baby oil and straight pins. I was hoping that the pins would float around a bit in the oil but they just fall as if they were in water. Unfortunately, I had already glued the lid on. Fortunately, the bottles are cheap enough that it doesn't hurt too badly to start over. I fully intend to make a few more of these bottles. I really enjoy making them.