I’m always up for a crafty project that might possibly also be calming, so I was really excited when I saw several pins for “Mind Jars” on pinterest.
The concept is really simple. It is just a jar with water, glitter, glitter glue and food coloring. When your kids’ minds are feeling a little crazy, they can shake the jar so it is all crazy too. They can then watch as it settles down, and hopefully they do the same. I must admit, it is really soothing to watch. I think I’m enjoying it as much as the kids!
I made ours with silver glitter glue (about 1 tablespoon per cup of warm water) and about half of a jar of blue glitter. I also add blue food coloring. You really can’t go wrong. I wanted mine to swirl for a little longer, so I added more glue to make it a bit thicker. The smaller the glitter, the longer it will float.