Galaxy Jars

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Activity Equipment:


  • 3 colours of acrylic paint in small pots (in your Activity Bag)
  • Glass Jar with Lid  (in your Activity Bag)
  • Cotton balls
  • Glitter (preferably eco friendly!) (in your Activity Bag)
  • Water


Step 1:

Start by emptying a water bottle and stick a couple cotton balls in. Use a pencil to poke them flat. Shake a generous amount of glitter on top.


Step 2:

You will need a plastic pot for each color.

Fill half with water and put about 3-4 squirts of paint in each. Mix until the color appears.

Pour it on top of the cotton balls. Continue this process layer by layer with different colors! Kids can experiment what happens when you use more or less cotton balls on each layer.

Step 3:

Finish the bottle by gluing the lid on so kids can’t open them! These are great for working as calm down bottles, too! In the picture above we used a recycled pickle jar.

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