Calming Glitter Jars

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A glitter jar can be used as a tool to help a child calm and self-regulate whenever a child feels stressed, overwhelmed or upset. 


  • Jar or plastic bottle (i.e. baby food jar, mason jar,  plastic water bottle)
  • Glitter Glue  (i.e. Crayola or Elmer’s Glitter Glue work best, but generic will work as well)
  • Food Coloring
  • Warm Water (hot water is better)


Mix about 1 tablespoon of glitter glue with 1 cup of warm water (depending on the size of your jar/bottle). 

The warm water is to help dissolve the glue.  But heating the water up in a microwave safe cup for 30-60 seconds will help dissolve the glue faster.   If you are having trouble getting large lumps out you can add contents into a bowl and then use a whisk to beat the lumps out.

You can also add some food coloring for a more intense color and extra glitter in addition to the glitter already in the glitter glue. 


**Please know that while the water is warm the glitter will fall quickly.  Once the water has cooled down glitter will fall down slowly. 



With warmth and gratitude,

The Fox Team 


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