I decided to jump on the bandwagon & make the kids a calming sensory jar. Their spats have been getting particularly difficult to diffuse lately. Maybe because they're both always right HAHA. I grabbed the stuff I needed to make it from Walmart last night & they helped make it. I chose blue glitter because it is somewhat neutral. Kade likes Blue and Kyleigh says it looks like Elsa blue.
I didn't take any pictures of the process but it's fairly easy to do.
What You Need:
1/2 Bottle Glitter Glue (we used a no-name brand)
1 vial of glitter from the crafts section (we used a good amount per kids' request)
1 jar (we can, so we keep mason jars on hand)
hot tap water
**Optional: Food Coloring (we didn't use any)
First, put the half bottle of glitter glue in the bottom of your jar. Then put the hot tap water in. Sometimes the glue won't break up good if the water isn't hot enough, so get it HOT. Then, dump your desired amount of glitter into the jar. Make sure the lid is secure. We screwed our lid on tight. You could also super glue the lid on if you'd feel better. Shake the jar and try to break up the glue. Final Step:: ENJOY!! When the kids have a spat or a tantrum, sit them down with this and make them sit and watch until all of the glitter has fallen to the bottom. Can take up to 2-5 minutes.
I'm telling you Moms, this is therapeutic for us as well!! I've enjoyed this one and so have the kids!!