“Calm Down Jars” can really come in handy when the red begins to appear on your toddler’s face. This simple and easy-to-make jar gives your toddler something to focus on when things get upsetting. Simply shake the jar and give it to your toddler to hold. Encourage him to focus on the glitter as it settles on the bottom of the jar which many toddlers find mesmerizing and calming.
For older kids, you can encourage them to visualize the things that are upsetting them as “settling down” just as the glitter does. Using this jar as a coping skill is especially great for toddlers and children prone to anxiety.
Time for you to make your own!
To create a Calm Down Jar you only need a few items:
Mason jar with lid (size is your choice)
Hot glue gun
1. Clean your mason jar and remove all stickers.
4. Using a plastic spoon or dowel, simply stir the glue around. The hot water will break up the glue. If it doesn’t then the water is not hot enough.
5. Screw the lid onto your jar. Using the hot glue gun, seal the lid to avoid any leaks.
Masshole Mommy says
I totally could have used this when my boys were little. What an awesome idea.
Emerald Lavender says
I have a four year old son who has high energy! Thanks for this post, I'm definitely going to try this!
I have not made one. They are really cool to look at.
Rebecca Bryant says
I still think we need tis for some adults. I seriously love this idea. I am going to try it out on my teenager.
Ruth Zankich says
I really liked this and shared it on my FB page. So easy to make and I think this would help with my toddler.
I've heard about Calm Down Jars before. They seem like they would be great for kids who need a little time to calm down from a meltdown.
Saidah Washington says
I love this. It reminds me of a snow globe. My kids are older now, but my grandson could use something like this.
Mama to 5 says
What a great idea. My preschooler would love this!
Ashley @Irishred02 says
I have seen this on pinterest a few times. I need to make one
Liz Mays says
I like that idea a lot. It's actually very pretty! It looks easy to make too.
I have! We put some little fish in ours, too. They really do work!
Kelly Hutchinson says
My son has sensory issues and this would have been really helpful for him.
i have no kids yet does this really work? I love this idea I am just afraid the kid would break the mason jar maybe I will put it in a plastic container.
Nina Say says
I think this would be great for my youngest daughter. We just got a new puppy and the fits have been outrageous.
This looks like a good idea for parents who need it. Pretty color!
Toddlers? Heck I may just make one of these for myself!
Stacey- Travel Blogger says
That kid is just fixed on the jar! How cute he looks! Great craft idea!
Dawn McAlexander says
That reminds me of a lava lamp! It looks really cool!
I love this idea. Mine are all in toddler stage. I may have to give it a try and see how it works for them.
I've heard of these, but haven't had the chance to make one yet!
Krystal Butherus says
I'm going to need to try this for my toddler. I love the colorful project and I know it would help with tantrums!
I really need to make one of these! Plastic seems like a better idea to me….
Marian Kicklighter says
:Loved the idea. Shared on FB for Celebrate-Family.com http://www.facebook.com/CelebrateFamily
Rattles Heels says
This is such a cool idea especially for this week that my daughter is home on spring break.
Laura Funk says
Doing this tonight, because I am about to lose my mind with Eyan