Preschool Activities and Printables

Homemade Time-Out Glitter Bottle Timer

Make these sparkly glitter bottles with your preschooler.  They are fun to play with but have also been serving another use: Time-Out Timers!  Have your child shake the bottle when upset, and then watch it settle to calm down.  When everyone is settled down, normal life can resume.

All you need: empty water bottles, glitter, baby oil, water, and food coloring.

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Start by pouring a couple tablespoonfuls of glitter into an empty bottle. We used two coordinating colors in each bottle.

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Add about 1/2 cup of baby oil (mineral oil).

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Stir a few drops of food coloring into a cup of water, and pour that in too.

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Put the lid on tightly and shake it up! Watch the ingredients separate, and then shake them up again.

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If you want to make sure the lid doesn’t come off, you can apply a strip of glue to the inside before you screw it on.

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Rebecca is a mother of three preschoolers and a freelance writer and photographer. She and her family recently relocated to the beautiful Northern Bay Area. When she isn't working or crafting, she's probably lost in a good book.
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