Sunday, 22 September 2013

Temper Taming Bottles

A friend of mine posted a link to these on Facebook this winter, and I can't believe how easy they are. 

I took an old salad dressing bottle and an old BBQ sauce bottle, filled with sequins, glitter glue, more glitter, and water.  After I glued them shut, I glued ribbon around the top of the bottles to discourage them from picking at the glue.

The premise for these it to give them to smaller children who need a time out.  Since they aren't able to tell time, telling them to go sit down for 5 or so minutes just won't work.

They shake the bottle when they sit down, then they sit and watch the glitter until it all falls to the bottom. 

This is supposed to accomplish two things:

First, they sit still for their time out without you having to stand there and make sure they obey.

Second, by the time the glitter has all sank to the bottom, they have probably calmed down, distracted by all the sparkles!

 
Before they are shaken.

 
After about 10 seconds.

 
20 seconds.

 
30 seconds.
 
ALL bottles have been glued shut using hot glue.  This is a VERY important step since inquiring little minds will want to know what is inside, and probably want to know what it tastes like.  If you choose to make these, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE make sure they are adequately sealed.