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Galaxy Jars craft session

Galaxy Jars craft session

We had a wonderful morning making Galaxy Jars.

As they all looked so fantastic and we had so much fun making them, we thought we’d share the instructions so you can make one at home. Enjoy!

You’ll need:

Clean glass jar with a lid

Tempera paint (at least 2 colours)

Cotton balls

Fine Glitter


How to make a Galaxy Jar

1)Fill 1/3 of the jar with water to begin!

2) Add several drops of acrylic tempera paint to the water, put the lid on your mason jar, and shake to mix the paint and water.

3)Add a bit of fine glitter to the water and paint solution.

These are stars in your galaxy!  A silver glitter would twinkle nicely, don’t you think!

4)Stretch out and elongate your cotton balls, adding them to the water until the bottom is filled with cotton, pressing them down into the water with a stick or a knife.

5) Fill another 1/3 of the jar with water and add several drops of contrasting tempera paint. Repeat steps 2-4 so your colors start to mix and blend into each other.

6) Fill the final 1/3 of the jar with water and repeat steps 2-4. Then your Galaxy jars will be ready.

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