A Swirling Vortex of Glitter

Ok, not nearly as entertaining as Bowling with Cats, but great fun for an afternoon with the kids.


What you need:

  1. 2 plastic bottles reclaimed from the recycle bin (we used 2-liter)
  2. hot glue gun
  3. means to drill a 1/2 inch hole
  4. water (one bottle 2/3 to 3/4 full)

Simply glue the tops of the bottle caps to each other and drill a hole through them.  A hole about 1/2 inch in diameter seems to be about right.  Smaller holes didn’t work so well.  Don’t skimp on the hot glue!  Initially I just put glue on the top surface.  I didn’t think about the lateral forces a child would put on the joint when shaking the bottle with all available strength.  After the first one broke, I glopped hot glue on all exposed sides of the caps.  So far they have survived.


If you want to really bring out the “Wow! That’s cool, Dad!” factor, add a pinch or two of glitter to the water.


One thought on “A Swirling Vortex of Glitter

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