Have you made a calm down jar yet?
These little bottles are an amazing resource for parents! As the name describes they are great for calming down kids who are in timeout, bored & fidgety in the car, anxious or struggling with sensory overload. My favorite part is how easy they are to make and how many different variations are out there!
Check out the following 11 ultimate calm down jar ideas…
Your supplies will vary a little depending on which project you choose but for almost any/all of the glitter calm down jars you’ll need the basics…
- An Empty Bottle — This bottle tends to be a popular one or almost any empty bottle with a good lid will do.
- Glitter Glue — like this one.
Don’t Miss These Tips
- Make sure your bottle is sterile & clean before you start.
- Super glue or hot glue the lid shut when you’re finished.
- Here’s a great post explaining why calm down bottles work so well.
11 Must-Make Calm Down Jars
1. Glitter Calm Down Bottle — this is a great place to start with the basic calm down bottle.
2. Travel Size Calm Down Jar — this is pretty much the cutest thing ever!
3. Glowing Sensory Bottle — I love this idea with the light up starts to help calm kids down at night.
4. LEGO Calm down Jar — perfect for the LEGO lover.
5. Weather Sensory Bottles — a bottle for each: cloudy, rainy, snowy, windy & sunny!
Non-glitter calm down jars:
6. Alphabet Jar — the letters do summersaults as they float upward!
7. Hurricane in a Jar — use soap & water to create a hurricane effect! Love that you can choose the color of your hurricane!
8. Ocean in a bottle — these look absolutely gorgeous!
9. Calming “Jellyfish” in a Jar — use a plastic bag to create a jellyfish effect inside your bottle.
10. Color Mixing Bottles — this one is fascinating!
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