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Glitter Jar – An Arts Activity

Many children have a fascination with glitter (sometimes much to parents’ chagrin!), but this activity can be done outdoors to minimize mess, plus finished glitter jars can have a calming effect on children and adults alike!

What you need:

  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup clear glue, or glitter glue
  • Glitter
  • Glass jar with lid
  • Glue gun

Process:

  • Measure ½ cup of clear glue, or glitter glue and pour it into your jar.
  • Add ½ cup of water.
  • Add glitter (If you have used glitter glue, you can skip this step, but for clear glue or an “extra glittery” jar, add more glitter!)
  • With the help of an adult, use your glue gun to firmly glue on the lid of the jar (crazy glue can be used in place of a glue gun).
  • Once the jar and sealed and the lid has dried, children can shake the jars to see the glitter float and swirl about!

Tip: Have children help with the measuring of ingredients to add a math component to this activity.

 

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