An out of this world project with a DIY galaxy in a jar! If your kids love the beauty of space, you will want to make this one of a kind galaxy in a jar with your kiddos. Super easy and fun for kids of all ages including teens and tweens, a galaxy jar is a great art or craft project any time of the year. Grab the cotton balls and glitter, and let’s get started!

DIY GALAXY JARS FOR KIDS

NEBULAR IN A JAR

Get creative with this DIY galaxy in a jar project the kids will love to mix up with you. Try this fun and easy galaxy mason jars activity.  Make one or two, or more with your kiddos.  We have tonnes of fun science in a jar ideas for you to explore. YOU MAY ALSO LIKE: Watercolor Galaxy Our activities and crafts are designed with you, the parent or teacher, in mind!  Easy to set up, quick to do, most activities will take only 15 to 30 minutes to complete and are heaps of fun!  Plus, our supplies lists usually contain only free or cheap materials you can source from home! Find out how to make a galaxy in a jar below with our easy instructions and a few simple supplies. Let’s get started!

GALAXY JAR

YOU WILL NEED:

  • Cotton balls (a good bag full)
  • Silver glitter (a lot)
  • Acrylic paint in purples, blues, pinks, orange (choose your own colors too!)
  • Mason jar -16 ounces ( or plastic jar)

HOW TO MAKE A GALAXY JAR

STEP 1. Start by mixing a squeeze or two of each color paint into about a cup of water. STEP 2. Then add a good handful of cotton balls to the jar. Next add a teaspoon or two of glitter to the jar. STEP 3. Now pour in a layer of the water and paint mixture over the cotton balls. It should be enough for the cotton balls to absorb but not so much that it looks watery. STEP 4. Add more glitter! Repeat the same process but with different colors so that you make layers of the galaxy in the jar until it’s full. TIP: Don’t forget to keep adding lots of glitter! The key is to make sure the cotton balls are absorbing the paint so it doesn’t look like a liquidy mess. Pack the cotton balls in there! STEP 5. Fill your galaxy jar to the very top and add a lid! ALSO CHECK OUT: Galaxy Slime Recipe

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