Creative Crafts: Making a Glitter Jar with Vegetable Oil
Making a glitter jar can be a fun and creative craft project to do with your kids. Not only is it simple and cost-effective, but you can also use this craft to teach young children the basics of sensory play and calming activities.
To make a glitter jar, you’ll need the following basic supplies:
- Clear glass or plastic jar.
- A few tablespoons of glitter.
- Liquid food coloring.
- Vegetable oil.
Step 1: Fill the Jar
To begin, fill the jar about halfway up with vegetable oil. Make sure you use vegetable oil instead of any other type of oil, like mineral oil. Vegetable oil is safe, non-toxic, and easy to remove.
Step 2: Add the Glitter
Once you’ve filled the jar halfway with vegetable oil, start adding the glitter. You can choose any type of glitter that you like, such as regular glitter, metallic glitter, or iridescent glitter. Sprinkle a few tablespoons of glitter into the jar.
Step 3: Add the Liquid Food Coloring
Next, add a few drops of liquid food coloring to the jar to give it some color. Use any color you like, or mix multiple colors together to create your own unique color. You can also experiment with how much coloring you add to get different shades.
Step 4: Close the Jar and Shake It
Once you have all the ingredients in the jar, close the lid and shake it up! This helps mix everything together. Shake it for a few minutes until all the ingredients are thoroughly combined.
Step 5: Enjoy Your Glitter Jar
Your glitter jar is now complete! Open the lid and enjoy the look of all the colorful glitter swirling around in the oil. This is a great sensory activity for kids and can also be used as a calming exercise for anyone feeling stressed out or anxious.
Now you know how to make a glitter jar with vegetable oil! Get creative and experiment with different types of glitter and liquid food coloring to come up with your own unique creations.