I have been wanting to make these for FOREVER and I finally did it. Calm down bottles can be used for all kinds of things in the classroom and...let's face it.... they are just really cool. If a student needs to calm down or just have a quiet moment to themselves all you do is shake it up and watch the glitter fall. I'm in love with them! I followed directions from Little Bins for Little Hands and did a little experimenting on my own. I found that you can't really go wrong!
|I started with some Elmer's glitter glue, small plastic Voss water bottles, fine glitter, and some food coloring.|
- Red: A lot of glitter glue (half of the bottle), red food coloring, and some fine glitter (I used pink because they didn't have red in the set I bought). In this bottle the glitter floats FOREVER! It would be a good calm down bottle for someone that needed a little extra time.
- Purple: A little bit of glitter glue (a third of the bottle), red & blue food coloring, silver fine glitter. This one takes a couple of minutes to all fall down.
- Blue: A tiny bit of glitter glue, fine glitter and some really thick silver glitter. This one is fun to watch the thick glitter fall quickly from one end to the other.
- Clear (the one on the end). This one I just dumped some glitter in. It falls very quickly (in like a minute) so it would be a good one minute timer.
|Here they are after a good shake.|
|Alphabet Beads for alphabet centers!|