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Calm Jar tutorial

 Calm jar tutorial

So one of the days whilst I was searching through the Internet bored I came across these things called calm jars. All that they are, are jars filled with glitter that look pretty when you shake them.

As far as I know they were designed for younger children, however last year I made a gold one and loved how pretty it looked with all the glitter floating round in it. So I decided I would have make one another one today and take photos encase anyone was ever curios as to how you make them. I wouldn't necessarily say they calm you down, but they are very pretty to look at. I've never done this before so I doubt it'll be too good, sorry.

So you will need:
 A selection of glitters and glitter glue.
A jam jar of your choice.
Hot water
Something to stir it all with (It will get loads of glitter on it
So you're going to want to get some hot water and fill your jar close to the top, not all the way, but close.
Next you're going to want to get your first glitter glue, I chose green.
Start squeezing it into your jar (you can come back to each colour and add more if and when you need.)It's also important that you stir it periodically. If you don't it all the glitter will clump together.
 Then start adding the normal glitter. It will float on the top of the water, don't worry about it too much, just keep stirring and some (not all) of it will sink.
 I used green, blue and gold glitters in mine, add more glitter as required or to change the colour. I added too much blue in the photo to the left, so after a quick stir I put in some more of the other colours.
 Once you're happy with the colours, put the lid on TIGHTLY and shake it to mix up the glitter. Please be careful though, it might be hot depending on the temperature of water you used.
 And you're done!

The glitter will sink to the bottom after a while, but a quick shake will get the glitter moving again.

You can use a range of size jars, glitter colours and sizes. You could even add in some beads if you wanted to.

I like the look of them all the same. 

Hope you enjoyed.



  1. Oh my gosh, these look so pretty!!! I have to make some for my room!


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