Since here in the south we have had nothing but rain for the entire month of July, Jack and I decided to make a tornado.(Do you remember doing these in elementary school?) I’ve been wanting to do this project for a while and now I am kinda sad I waited. He is memorized by this.  It’s nice because his little hands are able to flip over the water bottles to form the tornado. I love the weather, I always have. It doesn’t help that my dad is meteorologist. (If you are looking for a new weather report thanks to hurricanes or anything else check it out here)
Jack and I need to do more weather activities.


How to make a tornado!


What you need:

  • 2 bottles – The smaller the bottles the smaller and shorter the tornado will be. We used 1.5L bottles. Clean and dry. 
  • Glitter Glue
  • Glitter
  • Monopoly house- we used 2 of the small green ones.
  • Duct Tape
  • Hot Glue
  • Food Coloring



Step 1:

Fill one of your bottles 3/4th of the way with hot water.



Step 2: 

Add 3-5 drops of food coloring to your water. Don’t go to dark otherwise you can not see.




Jackson got a little excited before this step and started playing with the food coloring before it was time.



Step 3:

Add your glitter glue, glitter, and houses to mix everything together.








Step 4:

Add a bead of hot glue around the rim of one bottle. Then place your other bottle on top of the glue and continue to hot glue around the opening. Cover then with duct tape.




Step 5:

Shake and spin and turn upside down.. Watch your tornado pick up your house and your glitter become debris.






After this all I heard was Again Again!! You know you are doing something right when your kid becomes excited over science!


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