How Does it Work?

Water is denser than oil. The two liquids never mix. When the water moves, it pushes the oil around, making shapes like waves.

You Will Need

  • Clear jar or bottle with lid
  • Water
  • Blue food coloring
  • Glitter
  • Baby oil
  • Plastic floating toys

1. Fill the jar halfway with water.

2. Add drops of food coloring until you like the color you see. Shake in a little glitter.

3. Pour in baby oil until the jar is three-quarters full.

4. Place a floating toy on top of the oil, then screw on the lid tightly.

5. Shake the jar gently to set your ocean in motion.