"A Mind Jar is a meditation tool to use whenever a child feels stressed, overwhelmed or upset. When you shake the jar, imagine your head full of whirling thoughts, then watch them slowly settle while you calm down".
Calming jar-tell child that they need a break and may come back when everything has settled to the bottom - I think I love this idea. Better than a simple time out for temper tantrums. some days I think that I need a calming jar.
Calm-down & time-out bottles: Fill a bottle full of water. Add one bottle of glitter glue & ultra fine glitter. Send this bottle with your child to timeout - to watch it settle and calm him/her. Once the glitter has settled, time-out is up!
Relax Bottle/Time out Timer. Glitter settles over time (chosen by you when you make it) to be the perfect time out timer. Wouldn't work for us as a time out timer but my son would love to watch the glitter fall.
DIY Project: How to Make Glitter Playdough! Play-Doh is awesome and when you add glitter.it's even better. The kids can make the playdough and then make some cool crafts with it or give it away as a party gift!
Discovery jars like this DIY butterfly sensory bottle can be used for safe no mess sensory play, a science teaching aid, a time out tool, and to help an anxious child (or adult) calm down and unwind. They're also an easy way for babies and toddlers to saf