Well well well, fancy seeing you here. Last night I made glitter bombs (what my kids are calling them) with my kiddos and their friends (it was sleepover Friday), it was such a hit, and I had a few questions from people asking how we made them. Let me preface this by saying that this isn’t some unique or original thing, if you Google “easy kid crafts”, you’ll find tons of variations of this experiment, this is just how we did it and it was super fun, easy and cheap. Let’s get started.
What you’ll need…
You don’t have to use a mason jar, this is what we went with, be sure to use something with a lid that closes tightly (we tried the plastic mason jar lids, it was a no-go), and be sure to go with glass.
Step one: fill your container just over half with vegetable oil..
Step two: add water…
You should now have something that looks like this and a perfect opportunity to discuss oil, water, density, molecules, etc… 😉
Next comes the fun part! Add your food coloring, keep in mind that dark colors will overtake everything a bit so add less, we went with roughly 10-13 drops in total.
Then you can add glitter, you could probably even try little confetti pieces, whatever you’d like, we stuck to food coloring and glitter (this time).
Then we’re going to add the alka-seltzer for some effervescence, we broke the seltzer tabs up into chunks…
Ooh, ahh…. so pretty!
This is the end result, if you skip the glitter, the food coloring will hang together more and create a different effect… but who skips glitter? 😉 My kids had so much fun with this and it was educational, win win. Happy Saturday friends, hope your weekend is bomb dot com and we’ll chat again on Tuesday!