Galaxy Jar

 Learn how to make a Galaxy Jar, which is a perfect sensory bottle or calm down jar craft that kids and adults alike will love.


Now to create your diy galaxy jar, you are going to need just a few things.

  • Clean glass jar with a lid
  • Tempera paint (at least 2 colors)
  • Cotton balls
  • Fine Glitter
  • Water

Depending on the size of the galaxy/nebula in a jar crafts you are making, you may need as many as 3 bags of cotton balls.


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.

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.

Fill the final 1/3 of the jar with water and repeat steps 2-4.

Now you have created a GORGEOUS Galaxy jar!