Introduction: Galaxy Bottle

Looking for a cool gift to make? These galaxies in a bottle are perfect for any individual. You can make these out of common household items, and you most likely will have all of the items already on hand! It's great for both adults and kids to make.

Step 1: Materials!

For this project, you'll need:

-a jar, water bottle, or test tube

-water

-glitter

-food coloring

-a small wooden dowel

-water

-cotton balls

Step 2: Pour Water

Pour the amount of water in as high as you would like. This will be the first color.

Step 3: Pour in Food Coloring

Pour in the amount of food coloring you like, but I recommend 1 to 2 drops.

Step 4: Mix It Up!

Using your wooden dowel, mix the food coloring in

Step 5: Add Glitter

Add a very small amount of glitter. Less is better! You should probably use silver glitter or gold glitter to look like stars.

Step 6: Add Cotton

After mixing up the glitter, tear up the cotton balls and put them in the colored water. Push them down as you go using the wooden dowel.

Step 7: Fill It Up With More Water

Add more water to desired height for another color.

Step 8: Add Food Coloring

Add a different color of food coloring into the new layer of water. Mix it up.

Step 9: Add Glitter

Add a smudge of glitter, and then mix it in.

Step 10: Add Cotton Balls

As done before, add your cotton balls, tearing them up before you put them into the water. Push them down, but not too hard, because you don't want the other color mixing with the new color.

Step 11: Repeat

Repeat as Many Times as you like/need to fill your jar. Be Creative!

A big thanks to kailinaxbeauty32, as I took the pictures from her youtube video.

That's how I learned!

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LiveCrafts (author)2015-04-05

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TaliaD2 (author)2016-08-17

THIS WAS SO SIMPLE!! A-M-A-Z-E-B-A-L-L-S!! Thank you so much for sharing this...

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Into_Oblivion (author)2015-09-01

This was really easy and fun to make! It's beautiful!

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LiveCrafts (author)Into_Oblivion2015-09-01

I'm glad you liked it! Thanks for the nice comment!

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TonyaT8 (author)LiveCrafts2016-05-10

I like all these ideas but my husband had my grandkids help him make me a glitter bottle using clear glue purple glitter & a 1 liter Voss glass bottle. But the glitter just sinks to the bottom. How do I fix it? Please help as I can not find any type of galaxy glue where we live. Thank you

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LiveCrafts (author)TonyaT82016-05-10

The glitter that i used is not glitter glue. it is regular glitter. What you might need to do is just add in the glitter as you go, so one cotton ball, then add glitter, so on and so forth. I hope this answered your question! Feel free to ask if you have any more questions!

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TonyaT8 (author)LiveCrafts2016-05-10

I like all these ideas but my husband had my grandkids help him make me a glitter bottle using clear glue purple glitter & a 1 liter Voss glass bottle. But the glitter just sinks to the bottom. How do I fix it? Please help as I can not find any type of galaxy glue where we live. Thank you

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pfisk3 (author)2015-04-27

I was wondering what happened to all her social media pages is all! I'm sorry! None of the links on her YouTube page work for her insta and tubmlr. I was wondering what happened to her is all.

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LiveCrafts (author)pfisk32015-04-27

Oh, okay! I thought you were calling me out for not giving her credit! Now I understand. Sorry I overreacted! Thanks for reading my instructable! I really appreciate it!

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pfisk3 (author)2015-04-26

Do you know that girl in the video personally?

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LiveCrafts (author)pfisk32015-04-26

No, but I clearly stated that I got the pictures from her YouTube video. I gave her credit!!! Why?

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LiveCrafts (author)2015-04-05

Thank You! Please vote for me for the contests!

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seamster (author)2015-04-05

Very cool!

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