Bottled Sea Storms and Hurricanes

“Bottled Sea Storms and Hurricanes,” Friend, Aug. 1998, 33

Bottled Sea Storms and Hurricanes

To make sea storms and hurricanes in a bottle, you will need: a large, clean, clear-plastic bottle with a screw-on lid (like a big soda-pop bottle with the labels taken off); a funnel; 1/2 cup each of water, salad oil, and vinegar; blue food coloring; glitter, sequins, and (optional) tiny circles of aluminum foil punched out with a paper punch.

  1. Using the funnel, pour the water, then the oil, then the vinegar into the bottle.

  2. Add a few drops of the food coloring.

  3. Add the glitter, sequins, and aluminum circles; then put the lid on tight.

To make a storm, gently swirl the bottle. To make a hurricane, shake the bottle.