I saw a cool project the other day called “calm jars,” “calm down jars,” or a “mindfulness jar,” and thought it would be a great craft to do if you have anxiety. Here’s how to make a DIY calm down jar for anxiety.
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How to Make a Calm Down Jar
Like the popularity of adult coloring books, adults are getting back to playing like kids more as a way to combat anxiety. 😃 Here are a few DIY tutorials of how to make a calm jar or calm down jar (THESE ARE FOR GROWN UP PEOPLE TOO, I SWEAR!).
- 10 Gifts for Someone with Anxiety
- How to Be a Calm Person
- When You Don’t Know Why You’re Anxious
- 20 Tips for Anxiety
- 14 Best Songs for People with Anxiety
The basic idea is that you combine glitter glue, glitter, and hot water in a mason jar or plastic bottle, or you can combine baby oil with loose glitter. Depending on which method you use, you’ll get a different consistency. Then when you’re feeling anxious, you shake up the bottle like a snow globe and watch the glitter slowly settle to the bottom.
Make a DIY calm down snow globe jar.
Make a snowflake calm down bottle from an old water bottle.
Make a DIY calm bottle from a water bottle and glitter.
Galaxy bottles or jars are a little different because they’re full of paint-covered cotton balls, but they’re soooo pretty and still soothing to look at. 🙂
DIY Calming Glitter Jar
If you’d like more ways to quiet your mind and lower your stress, check out our Slow it Down class.