To make these glittery bags, fill sandwich-sized zip-top bags about one-third of the way with water. Now add food coloring and glitter.
They will look best if the glitter and food color are in the same family; so for example I used a purplish glitter in the red bag, gold in the yellow bag, and silver for the blue and green.
Seal the bags (tightly!) and place where your toddler can come discover them.
Veronika first just loved squishing her hands on them and watching all that glitter and water move about. She seemed especially intrigued by the red one.
Then we stood them upright so she could lift the bags and grip in two hands, which was good glittery fun. We talked about how sparkly they were!
If you lay one bag over the other, as with blue and yellow, you get a color-mixing effect, too, although this was a bit lost on her.
The most fun was when we shook the bags and produced bubbles inside – sometimes huge! – which she then chased around with a finger.
These easily kept her busy for about a half hour, a big hit.