Yesterday I talked about how I am going to utilize calm down jars in my classroom this year.
I liked the ones that I made before, but I really didn't like the bottles. I wanted a sleeker look, but I could only find glass bottles. I am sure as heck not giving an 8th grade a glass bottle when they are ticked off.
Then I visited my friend in a bigger city than mine and found PLASTIC Voss water bottles at World Market and they were perfect!
I decided to give my friends with toddlers my old bottles and remake mine.
I also wanted to tweak the recipe a bit. I think I finally perfected it to my liking so I thought I would share it with you!
- Plastic water bottle (I used Voss)
- 4.5 oz glitter glue (The Walmart brand ended up being the best for this)
- Glitter in different sizes (I used large, medium, and fine glitter flakes)
- 1 cup corn syrup
- 2 tablespoons Elmers Gel Glue
- 2 cups HOT water
- Gorilla Glue
- Pour the glitter into the bottom of the empty bottle.
- You can use as little or a much as you like, but I like about 3/4 of an inch.
- I tried adding the glitter in different ways and it worked best this way for me.
- Pour the 4.5 oz of glitter glue and 1 cup corn syrup into a mixing bowl.
- Add two cups HOT tap water.
- Whisk it all together.
I felt kind of like The Pioneer Woman at this moment I gotta say.
- While the mixture is still swirling in the mixing bowl, carefully pour it into your water bottle.
- Make sure you fill it all the way to the top so no air remains.
- Shake up your bottle vigorously so all the glitter and liquid get to know one another.
- Let the bottle sit for awhile until all the glitter falls to the bottom.
- If any glitter gets stuck at the top you can use a drop of dish detergent in the water.
Below are the bottles currently available in my store. If you like one in particular and it is sold out just let me know!