May 11

How to Make a Calm-Down Jar


How to Make a Calm-Down Jar –

Cute joyful girl lying on a floor at home.

Use blue glitter glue and glow-in-the-dark stars to create a lovely visual lullaby! Calm-down bottles or jars are a fun craft to create at home using items from around the house and the recycling bin. It’s even more fun when your child can help customize her own jar!

So, what is a calm-down jar? It’s a liquid-filled bottle packed with special items that fall gently to the bottom. They can be used for relaxation at bedtime, or to take a little break from a stressful situation. Taking a few deep breaths comes naturally with one of these in your hand!

To create the basic liquid for your calm-down jar, you will need:

  • Colored Elmer’s Glitter Glue
  • Distilled water
  • Clear plastic jar or bottle from your recycling bin
  • Items to place inside, such as shaped glitter, small toys, buttons, beads, glow-in-the-dark stars, etc.
  • Super glue

Steps to make a Calm-Down Jar:

  1. Fill the bottle halfway with the colored glitter glue.*
  2. Add your “falling items.”
  3. Fill the bottle with distilled water, leaving half an inch of space at the top.
  4. Super glue the top permanently on the bottle.

*If you can’t find colored glitter glue, you can use clear glue and food dye to color the water.

Warning: Make sure the top of the bottle is secure and cannot be opened,especially if you have younger children.

Try these fun combinations:

I Love You Jar

Use red glitter glue and heart glitter. These make super cute gifts! If your child is under 10, using a glass jar as seen in photo is not recommended.

Goodnight Jar

Use blue glitter glue and glow-in-the-dark stars to create a lovely visual lullaby!

For more ideas for children’s crafts, visit

Global Montessori has been providing daycare, preschool and elementary for Langley and surrounding area residents for the past 27 years. In addition to daycare programs, Global Montessori also provides before and after care for kindergarten and elementary children for parents who require the extra care.


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