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Make a Mindfulness Jar

Updated: Oct 3, 2020

Materials needed

Jar or bottle that can be sealed

Hot water

Clear glue and fine glitter or glitter glue

Hot glue gun or super glue (for sealing your jar)


  • Fill jar or bottle 1/8 to 1/3 full of glue (the more glue you use, the slower the glitter will settle). If using glitter glue, squeeze in a few globs of it.(Glitter glue worked better for me

  • If using clear glue, add glitter. Start with a tablespoon or so and add more if you'd like.

  • Fill the bottle or jar most of the rest of the way with warm water and replace the cap.

  • Give a shake to see if you want to add more glitter or glue.

  • Use a hot glue gun to seal the cap. Run a bead of glue along the top threading of the jar and then screw cap back on to decure.

  • Use your mindfulness jar!


As a tool in a calm-down corner

Use your mindfulness jar as a tool for a calm-down corner. Have your kid shake up the jar and take deep breaths while watching the glitter settle back down to the bottom.

Taking a mindful break as a family

Take out the jar when there is a conflict or people are having a hard time communicating well. You can say something like, "Let's all take some deep breaths and try to relax our minds while we wait for the glitter to settle in the calm-down jar."

Working on Focus

You can add a larger item (or a few!) to your jar and work to focus and find the larger item(s) as the glitter settles.

See more great ideas on how to use a mindfulness jar at Mindful Magazine

By: Natalia Stark

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