I have been stock piling these little Gatorade bottles knowing that I would find some use for them eventually. I was looking through a kid's toy catalog and saw those really cool "I Spy" bottle games with the items hidden in beads or something like that. I saw that and the light bulb went off.
I was thinking that I could make one for each letter of the alphabet, (yes, I had that many). So I made a couple but then my son wanted one with just vehicles in it. So I began doing some theme based bottles as well. We love spinning and shaking these bottles. So much fun.
Here is how I did it---
First I washed and dried the bottles and took off the labels. Then I poured white rice into zip lock bags and added a few drops of food coloring. Then shake, shake, shake your booty...until all the rice is one color. I did this with several different colors. The kids had fun with this part too! Then I poured a little of each color into the bottles. I added items like those little shaped erasers, beads in the shape of different items, whatever you can find that will fit through the top is doable. Next, I just taped the lid on so that every once in a while I can change out the items inside to keep them fresh.
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