Magic Calming Jar

calming jar

Its the most magical time of year!  Parties, gifts, lights, family, indulgences and stimulation are all around.  Its hard to take a moment for yourself, but doing so will allow you to be even more present.  Here is a tool for all ages to help ground and calm us down in a nearly meditative way.  The reflective glitter creates light that can help us enjoy winter’s dark days a bit more.  Its a fun craft for kids and adults alike.

1 clear jar with a water tight lid

Clear glue

Glitter of different colors and sizes

Crazy Glue (optional)

Food coloring (optional)

Fill 1/3 of your jar with clear glue (more if you want the glitter to fall slower).  Add glitter.  The finer the glitter, the slower it will fall.  Fill jar to the top with warm/hot tap water.  Shake to test and adjust glitter and glue as necessary.  Add food coloring to tint the water if you’d like.  Adults can crazy glue lid shut if children will be using the jars.   Shake away.  If the glitter gets stuck at the bottom, you can place the jar in warm water to soften glue and shake again to dissolve glue.


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