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This project is like my Galaxy Bottle, only with GLITTER! There are a few different steps, but it is still a fun make for all ages. Instead, today we'll be using a water bottle, but you can use whatever clear bottles or containers you have on hand. I would recommend using a nicer bottle, such as a Mason Jar, but it doesn't really matter.

Materials:

  • Water
  • Clear Container (Size doesn't matter!)
  • Glitter
  • Glitter Glue/ Clear Elmer's Glue
  • Metallic Paint (optional)
  • Food Coloring (optional, but recommended that you use either metallic paint or Food Coloring)

So now you know all of the materials, Let's Get Started!

Step 1: Add Water!

Add water almost to the top. Don't fill it completely, though, or else it will overflow when you add the other ingredients. The temperature of the water does not matter, but I used warm to hot water.

Step 2: Add Food Coloring

Add 2 to 5 drops of any color food coloring. You can mix colors to create new colors, but try not to exceed 5 drops of food coloring. The larger your jar or bottle, the more food coloring you will need.

Swish or mix the water in the jar or bottle to the food coloring spreads.

Step 3: Add Clear Elmer's Glue or Glitter Glue

The amount of Elmer's glue varies from the size of the bottle, and your preference. Just do as much as you think is needed. For bigger jars, use more. For smaller jars, use less. For Glitter Glue, use the same technique. Gauge how much you think will work. You will want a lot of glitter, so keep that in mind!!

*Note: Don't use to much glue. If you do, the glitter will start to stick to the bottom. Be mindful with how much you use!

Step 4: Shake It Up!

Get that glitter or glue moving! Shake up your bottle!

Step 5: Add Glitter

Add your regular glitter into the bottle. Put in as much as you want, the more, the better!

Step 6: Shake, Shake, Shake It Up!

Shake up and swirl your bottle so the glitter gets out of the clumps.

Step 7: Add MORE Glitter

I warned you! You need more glitter! Add more glitter and repeat step 6 (shaking and swirling the bottle)

Step 8: Swirl Your Bottle Some More

Make sure that most of your glitter isn't clumped together or stuck at the bottom by shaking it upside down, side to side, and right side up.

Step 9: *Optional: Add Metallic Paint

If you wish, you can add some metallic paint to your bottle. It will give the bottle some shimmer and shine. But don't use to much!

* Note: I recommend using folkArt Metallic Acrylic Paint, but any metallic paint should work.

Step 10: ADD MORE GLITTER!

I warned you! Add more glitter! Especially if you added Metallic Paint. The Metallic paint can make the glitter seem hidden, so add more glitter!

Step 11: Clean Off Your Bottle/Jar

Clean off your bottle/jar with a paper towel or rag. I recommend also cleaning out your cap so it isn't filled with gunk.

Step 12: Finished!

Give your bottle a swirl and a shake and watch your Galaxy Bottle with Glitter do its thing. Remember to close the cap tightly. You can also glue the cap onto the bottle so it stays closed.

I hope you enjoyed doing this project! Feel free to leave questions or comments, but positive or constructive ones only please! Please vote and favorite, and feel free to follow me for more cool projects!!

<p>hi I was wondering is it okay to use normal water like room temp or does it have to be hot water ? I'm going to be doing is with like thirty kids for an arts and crafts project </p>
<p>I'm sure that room temperature will be just fine! </p>
We have 5 &amp; use them as calm down timers. The glitter will settle with time! These
<p>That's great! Did you use the same steps as I did? (Minus the paint) Yours look great!</p>
My husband let my grand kids help do mine in my favorite color purple. But the glitter just sits at the bottom. How can I fix it? Also the bottle is a glass liter bottle that was a Voss water bottle. Please help! They don't sale galaxy glue in my city
<p>You need to add glue to the water. Try to find a good ratio. Maybe 2 parts water 1 part glue? Also remember that eventually the glitter will sink to the bottom. Just remember that the more glue you add, the longer the glitter will take to sink.</p>
<p>You need to add glue to the water. Try to find a good ratio. Maybe 2 parts water 1 part glue? Also remember that eventually the glitter will sink to the bottom. Just remember that the more glue you add, the longer the glitter will take to sink.</p>
<p>You need to add glue to the water. Try to find a good ratio. Maybe 2 parts water 1 part glue? Also remember that eventually the glitter will sink to the bottom. Just remember that the more glue you add, the longer the glitter will take to sink.</p>
<p>You need to add glue to the water. Try to find a good ratio. Maybe 2 parts water 1 part glue? Also remember that eventually the glitter will sink to the bottom. Just remember that the more glue you add, the longer the glitter will take to sink.</p>
<p>You need to add glue to the water. Try to find a good ratio. Maybe 2 parts water 1 part glue? Also remember that eventually the glitter will sink to the bottom. Just remember that the more glue you add, the longer the glitter will take to sink.</p>
<p>You need to add glue to the water. Try to find a good ratio. Maybe 2 parts water 1 part glue? Also remember that eventually the glitter will sink to the bottom. Just remember that the more glue you add, the longer the glitter will take to sink.</p>
I worked on a ratio of glue and water to get the timing down, and used food coloring for the color! I wish I would have used paint! That looks awesome! Anyway, each child has a bottle as do I. The calm down bottle is a tool to help them not a tool for me to put them into time out. They grab the bottle if they need to be left alone, or if I tell them to go get it. (As the bottle settles, so do they!) if a bottle is off the shelf the other kinds know to leave that child alone. Those bottles have transformed the kids behavior for the better and helped them to take responsibility for their actions! I only wish I had seen your directions first so I could make them even cooler for the boys!
<p>Thank You! Well, yours look great. If you are going to make one and add metallic paint, I would recommend not using too much, because it can mask the glitter!</p>
wow that's so cool
<p>Cool!</p>
<p>Thanks!</p>
love it, we have one with Dan animals but I like the galaxy one more.
<p>Thank you</p>
I was just wondering about your &quot;galaxy jar&quot;, does the glitter stay in motion even after sitting a while, or does this work kinda like a snow globe?
<p>It kind of works like a snowglobe. Only in motion for a bit. Hope that helped!</p>
<p>I just noticed, if you add more glue, it will stay in motion</p>
Wow very creative love it
<p>Thank You!!</p>

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