How to Make Calming Starry Night Sensory Jars
We are big fans of sensory jars and bottles! We’ve made dozens of them over the years in all different types of themes but today we’re sharing our starry night sensory jar with you! It’s perfect for naptime, bedtime, or any time the kiddos (or you!) need a little downtime. Read on to discover how to make a starry night sensory jar.
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What You’ll Need
- Mini glow-in-the-dark stars
- Water bottle
- Measuring cup
- Liquid watercolors (optional)
What to Do
Begin by emptying your water bottle. You can use just about any water bottle but we prefer using these because they are thick and sturdy and look great! You’ll also want to remove the label from the bottle.
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Now, mix 1 part glycerin to 3 parts hot water in your measuring cup. You can use more or less glycerin depending on how slowly or quickly you want your stars and glitter to fall. Mix well and pour into jar. You could also add in a few drops of liquid watercolors (blue or purple look especially neat with this starry night theme) if you’d like.
We just love those cool blue tones in the glitter!
Seal your water bottle tightly. You could also glue the lid on if you are worried about it coming off.
Aren’t these just magical?
Put your starry night calming jar under a flashlight for a couple minutes to get those stars glowing!
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