Looking for a fun home art project that can also be a mindfulness and anxiety tool? Look no further! Glitter jars are a beautiful and accessible way for kids and adults to regulate their emotions — all you do is pick it up, swirl the contents, and watch the glittering particles slowly swirl down to the bottom of the jar. Here’s how to make one:



    • Empty clear plastic jar that is easy for little hands to grasp (can also use glass Mason jars, but be careful not to drop it!)
    • Small bowl
    • Whisk
    • Measuring cup
    • 1 cup hot water
    • 2 fl oz (about ¼ cup or one small container) of regular or glow-in-the dark glitter glue
    • Fine glitter in assorted colors
    • Super glue
    • Optional: Food coloring that matches your glitter selections
    • Optional: Funnel


    • Before you get started, wash your jars with soap and water; let dry.
    • Pour the glitter glue of your choice into the small bowl. Add hot water and whisk until the glue has dissolved and there are no clumps.
    • Add your glitter to the mixture and whisk to combine. Start with a little and work your way up! If you’d like, you can also add a drop or two of food coloring to your mix to tint the water.
    • Pour your solution into your prepped jars, using a funnel if needed. Stir up your mixture in the jar and watch how it falls. Is the glitter sinking too fast? Add a little bit more glue to help slow it down (and mix thoroughly to dissolve!). Is it settling too slow? Add a bit more hot water to thin out your solution. Not as colorful and sparkly as you want it to be? Add more glitter and food coloring until it’s just right.
    • Once you’re happy with your solution, apply super glue to the lid and tighten to seal — this will prevent any leaks or accidental spills.
    • Enjoy!