Recycled Crafts | Kids’ Oil + Water Science Experiment

We’ve been enjoying drinking more water, courtesy of my partners at Absopure. We also talk in our house about ways to re-use and recycle (often by making recycled crafts!), and with my daughter off school for Thanksgiving break, I thought I’d put some empty bottles to use with the classic oil-and-water kids ‘science experiment!

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Raya has been loving the packable sized water that Absopure offers, because they’re just her size (and can fit easily in a lunchbox)!  So I told her to save her next couple of bottles so that we could do a little science experiment.

Recycled Crafts | Kids' Oil + Water Science Experiment at www.happyhourprojects.com

She proceeded to drink three bottles that morning. ;) That in itself felt like a mom win, haha!

Recycled Crafts | Kids' Oil + Water Science Experiment at www.happyhourprojects.com

We removed the Absopure labels, filled the bottles halfway with water, and I let her add a few drops of food coloring just for fun!  Then, we topped off the bottles with a few ounces of vegetable oil.  (Any kind of liquid oils should work for this experiment, we were just going for inexpensive ingredients on-hand.)  I even let her add a bit of glitter, to see what would happen.

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We talked about what would happen if she shook it up.  She predicted it would all mix together.  And, at first, of course it did!  But then, we waited.

Recycled Crafts | Kids' Oil + Water Science Experiment at www.happyhourprojects.com

Pink water.  Purple glitter suspended in the oil.  And they separated.  I know all you parents out there know all about this little trick, of course!  This is certainly nothing new.  But I had a lot of fun watching my daughter learn it for the first time, and it was quality time for the two of us that involved glitter, recycling, and healthy drinking habits – so it was a win all the way around!

Recycled Crafts | Kids' Oil + Water Science Experiment at www.happyhourprojects.com

Absopure already has a great recycling program for their bottles, which you can learn more about on their website!  But this was a fun way of re-using the bottles at home.

Recycled Crafts | Kids' Oil + Water Science Experiment at www.happyhourprojects.com

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Have you done this experiment at home with your kids before?  How did they like it?

Adrianne Surian

Note: As an Absopure blogger, I get occasional free Absopure products in order to share crafts and ideas involving water initiatives and recycling with you, my awesome readers.  This post was not a paid promotion, and the ideas and opinions I share are all my own.

Comments

  1. says

    Thanks for sharing such wonderful activity od science experiment. Kids will enjoy this, and they will learn something new too :)

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