I would recommend doing it outside as it stinks and the rust from the steel wool will stain concrete so do it in a shop or over the road. DIY Vintage Wood Stain look. (How to age new wood). Good for all things wood!
Indoor Activities for Kids: Homemade Lava Lamps. Vegetable oil, a about of the water bottle, then water. 10 drops of food coloring. Then take a alkaseltzer tab and break it into 4 pieces. Drop one in at a time and wait for each to dissove!
Great use for old crystal! leaded glass crystal vases and decanters are made into a stylish light fixture. Get the chandelier look with a unique feel. Dishfunctional Designs: Creative Things To Make With Old Crystal & Glassware