As you can probably tell, we LOVE mermaids and easy activities that entertain for hours! We found an amazing activity, Ocean in a Bottle, from Happy Hooligans, which is sure to be loved by your little ones! It requires very minimal effort and is a great activity to set up and let your kids enjoy! You can customize your jars with your kid’s interests!

Image from, Happy Hooligans

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • A clear container with a lid (mason jar, water bottle, etc.)
  • Clear cooking oil
  • Water
  • Food coloring
Image from, Happy Hooligans

In case you’d like to add more:

  • Glitter
  • Small mermaid toys
  • Small sea animal toys


  1. Fill your jar ⅓ of the way with oil and the rest of the way with water!
  2. Add in blue food coloring and glitter and shake until all of the color is evenly distributed. 
  3. Add in your small toys (we are using mermaids) 

That’s it, Enjoy!

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