This project is a craft combined with a science project. By doing this craft you can create your very own ocean waves in a plastic soda bottle.
What you will need:
•Empty two liter plastic bottle with lid
•Clear vegetable oil or mineral oil
•Blue food coloring
•Small star fish, shells and other sea creatures
•One tsp glitter
•White craft glue
Instructions for the project-Wash and dry bottle and remove all labels.
Fill bottle halfway with tap water. Add a few drops of blue food coloring and swirl around to mix. Add glitter and sea creatures. Using a funnel, fill the rest of the bottle with vegetable oil. Be sure that rim and cap are dry, then apply white craft glue around the rim. Seal cap. Use a layer of hot glue around the outer edge of the cap for added protection from leakage. Turn bottle on its side and gently rock the bottle to create a “wave” inside your ocean habitat!
Tips: Use lightweight starfish, shells and other sea creature toys that can float. Test them first in a bowl or glass of water. You can find these at your local craft supply store or discount department store. Keep in mind that you can make the ocean any color you choose!