Sunday, January 20, 2013

Calm Down Bottle, Success!

So, I've seen this all over Pinterest, and thought "I need one". 

I've also seen about 100 different ways to do this. So, here's how I made mine.

I drank a bottle of Vitamin Water. You can drink whatever plastic bottle contained beverage you wish. I like the bumps on this, because the bottom sort of looks like a Dalek. Admit it. You thought so, too.

So, I filled it to almost the top with the hottest water my tap would put forth. I wouldn't put boiling water in it, because the goal isn't to melt the bottle.
Then, I put 4 small bottles of glitter glue in it. (That's why the hot water.) That wasn't nearly enough glitter for me. Not at all.
That was about a week ago. I haven't been to the store to get more in the meantime, so this set out on the counter, in all its'  pinkish liquid glory.  But, today, we went grocery shopping, and Kroger happened to have glitter in their school/office supply aisle, so I got some, and added 4 jars of glitter to this wonderfully sparkly mess.  

Now, I don't know about you, but my 2-year-old is inquisitive. It's highly likely that, sometime in the near future, he's gonna figure out how to unscrew the cap. I don't want that to happen, so, I took some Loctite glue, put it on the rim, put it on the lid, and it's curing on top of the fridge right now. The photo above? That's what it looks like now (I used ALL of the blue, purple, irridescent, and multicolored glitters. Which, of course, makes dark purple. I apparently forgot my color wheel!)

It calmed my son *before* I put the glitter in today. So, I can't wait to see what happens now!