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Water Bottle Spirals

I love these and they're so easy to make and you can hang them anywhere - make a spiral tree in the garden.

You will need:

  • dry water bottles
  • permanent marker pens
  • scissors

Make sure that the bottles are totally dry, inside and out. When you've removed the base and the top of the bottle, you could use a hairdryer - but not too hot or it could melt the plastic.
Once dry let yours and your children's creative juices flow and get colouring - with stripes, downward and horizontal, stars, circles, bands etc.
Let the ink dry and then start to cut slowly, from the bottom, untill you have your spiral. Gently tugging them to expand slightly - hang and enjoy.