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The other day, I was blog surfing and I came upon this link: “Deal”icious Mom: Ocean In A Bottle Craft. How awesome! Captain Fussybuckets has been asking to go to the beach, so I thought that this would be the perfect Mommy-Son while Baby D is sleeping craft! I saved a sports drink bottle, found some Baby Oil in the cabinet, and we went in search of shells and cool rocks outside. I knew that there were two snail shells in the front garden, because CF always picks them out and wants to “go check on them.” Then, we got some sandy-dirt, and I thought “eh, it’ll work.” WRONG.
First fail: USE SAND!
I totally scrapped the first bottle because it was just dirty water. Clearly NOT sand.
So, I decided to make it without sand. (we seriously have no sand!)
I measured out the water, put food coloring in it, put the baby oil in, CF put the snail shells in…and I sealed it up with hot glue.
Second fail: do NOT use snail shells. They float and do not sink to the bottom. Lovely. And they kinda gross me out, to tell you the truth.
Oh well. The Captain is 2 1/2 and he’s still amused by how the oil and water separate. I tell him it looks like the ocean and he believes me. Whatever works. ha! At least it was a fun little activity.
Not So Crafty Mommy
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Gena and her husband live in the Dallas/ Ft. Worth, Texas area with their three sons. She is a former kindergarten teacher turned stay-at-home mom, blogger, and social media enthusiast. They love being outside, playing sports, raising chickens, cooking, crafting, and more!
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