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Galaxy Sensory Jars

Sensory Glitter Jar

Glitter jars can be a great decor piece or used as a calming sensory tool! These are simple and quick to make and can be easily customized to your style.

The Supplies

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  1. A jar with a watertight lid
  2. Water
  3. Glycerin
  4. Glitter
  5. Glitter glue
  6. FolkArt dragonfly color shift glaze (optional)

Step 1

Jar filled with a little bit of water

First, add a little bit of water to your jar. You’ll want to leave more room for glycerin later. Glycerin will help suspend the glitter in the jar so it falls to the bottom more slowly. The water helps mix all of the different glitters.

Step 2

Image of adding glitter glue to water in jar
Image of adding blue glitter glue to water in jar

Next, add your glitter glue! Here I am using two different kinds. One is a glow in the dark glitter glue and the second is a blue called “Blue Moon.” Glitter glue adds a bit more of a “stringy“ look which can help it have a more galaxy-like effect.

Step 3

adding purple glitter to mixture in jar
Adding pink glitter to mixture in jar

Now, add your glitter colors! I’m using an ultra fine purple and pink colors. Once you’ve added all of the colors you’d like, be sure to put the lid on tight and shake it up to mix them together.

Step 4

Adding dragonfly glaze to the mixture in jar

You can optionally add the Folk Art Dragonfly Glaze. This color shifting glaze adds a bit of a “milky” look to the jar.

Image of glycerin and jar with mix

Lastly, you’ll want to add your glycerin (I’m using a vegetable glycerin). Fill the jar the rest of the way up, making sure to leave just a little bit of empty space in the top so you can shake the jar.

Shake it all up and watch your new glitter jar sparkle!

These look even more awesome if they sit on top of some sort of light source to illuminate the effect.

Be sure to share your creation in the comments!

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