Introduction: Sandstorm in a Bottle

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This fun, easy to do project was inspired by our Galaxy Bottle With Glitter. After adding in metallic paint to our Glitter Bottle, we saw what the the metallic paint did to it and want to share it with you. It is very easy to make and is great as a decoration on a nightstand, table, or anywhere you want to show of your craft. Enjoy!

Step 1: Materials

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Very few things are needed for this project, many of which you can find lying around your home.

- a water bottle, mason jar, or a clear bottle

- metallic paint (any color you wish and any brand should work)

- clear liquid glue

Step 2: Fill Your Bottle

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Fill your bottle about one inch from the top with water. Temperature doesn't matter, but I used warmer water.

Step 3: Add Glue

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Add a bit of glue so it thinly covers the bottom of the bottle.

Step 4: Shake Up Your Bottle

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Shake up your bottle and get the glue moving so it isn't all sitting in one place.

Step 5: Add in Metallic Paint

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Add in the metallic paint of your choice. Add about two teaspoons of paint for a regular sized water bottle. Gauge the amount of paint you need based on the size of your bottle. The amount shouldn't be too much of a problem. But, remember, more is better!

Step 6: Shake Your Bottle

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Shake your bottle upside down, side to side, and every which way to get the paint moving so it doesn't stick to the bottom. Make sure your cap is screwed on tightly!

Step 7: Add in Some More Water

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Add in more water so it almost reaches the top. The temperature of the water doesn't matter, but I used warmer water.

Step 8: Glue the Cap

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Now, screw the cap on tightly and glue it using whatever glue you want. This way, the water won't spill out of the bottle.

Step 9: Finished!!!

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Now your Sandstorm in a Bottle is finished! Give it a shake and watch your sandstorm fly!

I hope you enjoyed this project! Please vote and favorite, and follow me for more cool projects! Fell free to leave comments below. If you did the project, show us! We want to see what you did! Post a picture! If you have any concerns, comments, or questions, please leave it in the comments area and we will get back to you ASAP!

Thank You!


ktdiallo (author)2016-04-18

HI. we are confused. You mention we need metallic paint and then under Instructions you say metallic glue. Can you confirm it is metallic paint we use along with ordinary glue?

Also is metallic paint the same thing as we here in UK call glitter paint - used for kids projects - or is it serious metal paint used for painting things like bicycles and rusty metal?

I want to help my daughter do this sand storm for her weather project at school. It sounds great but we want to be sure we are doing the right thing! Thanks

LiveCrafts (author)ktdiallo2016-05-04

Oops! It is metallic paint, not glue! This paint I'm using is just an acrylic bottle, but we call it metallic because it looks more shiny.

Valisthebest200412222 (author)2016-03-11


Solomon Sig (author)2015-05-28

hi bro.
thanks for sharing.

LiveCrafts (author)Solomon Sig2015-07-18

No problem.

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