How to Make Timeout Meditation bottles

Friday, May 10, 2013
Have you heard of timeout bottles?  They might just be the BEST THING EVER for parents with crying kids!   I don't have kids myself, but when I saw this tutorial from My Crazy Blessed Life, I had to give them a try (along with help from designer Lauri Eaton who mixed up the bottles below).  These instant calm down bottles are so cool that when I took them around to show everyone in the iLoveToCreate studios, everyone wanted to keep one at their desk to look at and they really wanted to make their own pretty, glittery bottle just for display. I don't know about you, but they kinda reminded me of those bubble hourglass timers I had as a kid - so fascinating to watch! Fascination aside, let me show you how to make them...
What you need:
– Sturdy clear bottle (ours was a Smart Water bottle)
– 2 bottles of Clear Gel Tacky Glue
– 3 Mini Tulip Fashion Glitters in colors of your choice (you could also use a larger vial of glitter)
– Pitcher
– Wooden Spoon

– Water from sink
Fill up your plastic bottle with water 1/2 of the way and pour into the pitcher. Now squeeze in both bottles of the 4 ounce Clear Gel Tacky Glue.
Next pour in all the glitter from the little bottles of water.
 Now mix up super well until there aren't any clumps.
Pour the solution inside your bottle. Add any remaining water from the faucet if you need to. There will be a little foam that forms at the top of the bottle. This is nothing to worry about, just part of how the solution works.

Now shake them up and have fun!  Here's what they look like in all their glittery glory!

I can think of a lot of friends I want to make and give these bottles too!  It's about a $5 solution that will get your kid in a calming state of mind.