Snow globes are beloved for their soothing, ethereal effect, but these DIY glitter jars are even more mesmerizing. Made from simple household art supplies and mason jars, they create a swirling, iridescent sensory experience that can keep kids–and you–calm, focused, and intrigued for hours—okay, at least minutes—on end. Making Glitter Jars is a great project for kids to help out on too and they even make pretty office gifts.
They're easy to make and it only takes about five minutes.
Supplies You'll Need
- Glitter glue
- Glitter, you can use fine, large or both
- Mason jar or other container–plastic is best for little hands
- Food coloring, optional
DIY Glitter Jar Instructions
- Depending on the size of your jar or bottle, fill it about ¾ of the way with warm water. Be sure to measure how much water you're using.
- For every cup of water you use, add 1-2 tablespoons of glitter glue to the jar.
- Add the glitter until it’s ½ inch to ¾ of an inch deep from the bottom of the jar.
- Next, if you'd like, add a few drops of food coloring to the jar for a bolder color.
- Close the jar. You can seal the lid with glue for extra protection before closing.
- Let your kids shake and play. A great "time-out timer," these jars will help keep kids calm and relaxed.