Bubbles in a bottle toy

Bubbles in a bottle toy

DIY bubbles in a bottle toy

This DIY ‘bubbles in a bottle’ toy is made from a recycled plastic water bottle and works wonders when little kids need a quiet moment.

You’ll need

  • 500ml plastic bottle
  • 300ml water
  • sea objects such as plastic sea life toys or shells
  • blue food colouring
  • 200ml baby oil

To make

  1. Rinse plastic bottle, peel off label and scrub off glue residue.
  2. Pour the water into the bottle and add a few drops of food colouring until you reach the desired shade of blue.
  3. Add objects.
  4. Top up with baby oil and seal the cap with superglue so that little fingers can’t twist it off.
  5. Shake and turn the bottle, watching the two mediums swirl around like ocean waves.

Tip: If you don’t have baby oil you can use regular canola oil – the end result will be yellower and more opaque.


Magazine issue date: July, 2017

Joni van der Merwe

About Joni van der Merwe

Digital editor I’m getting married in 2018 and I think it’s the perfect time to focus on my relationship with not only my fiance but my friends, family and colleagues too. I want to nurture and cherish the people I love by being more understanding and present in their lives.