This Look and Find Bottle is super easy to make!
“I’m bored!” I hear it from my kids at home and in the car, and anytime there’s no internet access. I saw these cute games where you can shake a bottle and find little objects at Walmart, and thought to myself, “I can make one of those!” So I did! Here’s a tutorial on how you can make your own too!
Voss Water Bottle (or any other disposable bottle with a large opening)
The first thing I did was buy a Voss bottle of water. This brand can be found at Hy-Vee, and many other places, and sells for just over $1.00 a bottle. It has a nice wide top and a great cylindrical shape that’s perfect for this project.
Next you will need to assemble multiple tiny objects. Tiny erasers are an AWESOME option for this project, and are the majority of what I put in my bottle. Write down the objects that you put in the bottle, because you will need to type out that list later.
Once you have your items, and you’ve written them down, now it’s time to fill your bottle. Fill it up about half way with plain white rice (you can use food coloring to dye it, and let it dry in the oven, but I liked just the plain white rice.) After your bottle is about half full, add all of your items. Then fill it to the bottom of the threading at the top of the bottle with more rice.
Once your bottle is full of rice and objects, screw the lid on VERY tightly. Then shake the bottle around until your items are evenly dispersed in the bottle. Now you’re ready to type up the list of your items! I used font size 10 in Arial font for it to fit on my bottle. Play around with it until you get what you want for your bottle.
Then, you are going to use the cheating method to “laminate” your list and attach it to your bottle – packing tape! Cut it so you have a perfect line, and then carefully smooth it onto your bottle! Now when the kids say they’re bored, hand them this bottle!