Blizzard in a Bottle

on October 27, 2017


Blizzard in a Bottle
  • 8-oz. plastic water bottles with lids, 1 per child
  • Bottle Labels (DVD-ROM or download below)
  • White copy paper, 1 sheet for every 15 children
  • Silver glitter, 1 t. per child
  • White iridescent glitter, 1 t. per child
  • White electrical tape, 5 in. per child

Tools and Basic Supplies

  • Funnels
  • Teaspoon measuring spoons
  • Scissors
  • 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 finish cutting.
  • 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 tape.
  • 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!

Tip Corner

  1. 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.
  2. 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!
Blizzard in a Bottle Download PDF
Blizzard in a Bottle Supplementary Materials Download PDF