Recycle baby food jars to create these captivating DIY Glitter Jars.. This post contains affiliate links which, when purchased through, add no cost to the consumer but help support this site with a small commission. This allows more project ideas and craft tutorials.
Ya’ll, I’m cleaning out the craft cabinet. More time at home equals more time to clean out all the closets, am I right? Whether the kids and the hubby like it or not, everything is getting cleaned out and organized. I don’t necessarily have a organized plan. I’ve cleaned out one closet in the bedroom, and then one cabinet in the laundry room, and then one area in the pantry. There’s no rhyme or reason to the madness, but I’m getting it all cleaned out!
As I’m cleaning out craft supplies, I’ve decided to donate items, store them for a dedicated purpose, or go ahead and craft with it now. This may make the process go a bit longer than usual, but I am excited to get a few projects finished that I’ve hoarded supplies for and intended to use but never got around to using them. This project for DIY Glitter Jars came from this stash of “intended projects” materials.
I’ve noticed these DIY Glitter Jars floating around the internet for a while. I have one sensory sensitive kid that I thought would specifically like this project, but all of the kids are captivated by the swirling glitter in these jars.
Disclaimer: Use your best judgement when creating these for kids. For kids who are younger (preschool aged) or who become extremely angry/frustrated, do not re-use glass baby food jars. Consider looking online for small plastic jars or re-purposing a small plastic water bottle.
DIY Glitter Jars supplies:
- Clean and dry baby food jars
- Distilled water – Distilled water is important to use so that microorganisms do not grow in the jar.
- About one 1-2 teaspoons of loose glitter. I’m using the small packets pictured below. One packet per jar is a great amount.
- Clear glue
- Hot glue gun and hot glue stick
Fill the baby food jar about half way.
Squeeze a generous glob of clear glue into the water. Wait a few minutes for the water and glue to mix or use a craft stick to stir and combine it.
Pour the glitter packet into the jar.
Fill the jar with water the rest of way to the top.
Apply a layer of hot glue around the top of the jar. Immediately affix the lid to the top of the jar.
Allow the glitter to settle in overnight. The jars will be mesmerizing by the next day! I’ve been placing them on the table while the kids do homework or online schoolwork. They enjoy watching the glitter swirl while completing their tasks.
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