Now that my kids are out of school, it’s imperative I find activities for them to fill our days day. If not, these 3 months of summer break are going to be awfully long and boring. It doesn’t take a lot to make a great idea, however. It doesn’t need to be expensive, either.
It’s amazing what can arise from items you probably use every day. These are just 3 fun ways to use glass bottles that you most likely have on hand or can buy from ebottles.com in many different sizes and styles.
1. Terrarium: What kid doesn’t like digging in the dirt? And terrariums seem to be the most popular project idea since sliced bread these days, as it should be. All you really need is some dirt and rocks, then moss or plant-life of your choice. Of course, it depends on the neck opening of your bottle for the size materials you use, but this is a fun, educational way to spend an afternoon learning about the earth. For a larger neck opening, use jars.
2. Painting bottles: I found this idea on Pinterest initially. However, there are many different methods to get your desired result, it all depends on how you want your bottle to look in the end. As in most art, it’s all about your personal vision, and with kids that can get kind of crazy. Not only is a great way to get creative together, but it makes a unique decoration that can be a keepsake later.
3. Message in a bottle: I’ve always been fascinated with messages that have washed ashore of the ocean. It’s such an easy, yet magical, concept to me. You don’t need to have an ocean, however. A lake would work on a smaller scale. Simply write a short note and seal it up tight. There are also kits you can buy. Who knows where it will land and that’s the beauty of it.
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