8-oz. plastic water
bottles with lids, 1 per
Bottle Labels (DVD-ROM or download below)
White copy paper,
1 sheet for every
Silver glitter, 1 t. per
White iridescent glitter,
1 t. per child
White electrical tape,
5 in. per child
Tools and Basic Supplies
Teaspoon measuring spoons
Glue sticks or craft glue
Remove labels from water bottles.
Photocopy Bottle Labels onto white copy paper. Then
quick cut the labels, 1 per child. The kids will do the
Fill bottles with water to within a ½ in. of the top.
Class Time Directions
Unscrew the cap from the bottle, being careful not to
spill any water.
Measure out 1 t. of silver glitter and use a funnel to
pour into top of bottle.
Measure out 1 t. of white iridescent glitter and pour
into top of bottle.
Screw cap on firmly.
To secure the cap, wrap it tightly with a piece of electrical
Be sure your hands and the outside of the bottle are dry.
Then trim the Blizzard in a Bottle label (if necessary)
and glue it to the outside of the bottle over the adhesive
residue where the water bottle label used to be.
Shake the bottle and watch the blizzard!
A single drop of blue dish detergent in each bottle will
help prevent the glitter from sticking together and will
also keep it suspended a little longer.
New (unopened) water bottles are relatively inexpensive
if you need to buy them for this craft. It also saves some
pre-prep by not having to fill them!