DIY Nebula Jar – Kids Craft Fun For The Whole Family

Jun 16, 2020 | Kids crafts, General Crafts, Home Decor Crafts, Homemade gifts

This DIY Nebula Jar tutorial will guide you, step by step, to make a visually exquisite Nebula in a jar. The best part? You will spend quality time making this craft with your kids.

Watching their creative side alight as they create their own nebula. That’s not all… You will have most of the ingredients already at home.

DIY Nebula Jar – Kids Craft Fun For The Whole Family


How to Make a Nebula Jar

A nebula jar is such a magical thing to make for someone. With the right colors and some sparkling glitter it replicates the nebula in a galaxy in a spectacular way.

The nebula jars are lovely to have on display in your home or office and are mesmerizing to look at. You could get lost in your dreams staring into one these.

Making the nebula jar is a fairly simple process. It involves cotton, a lot of colors and glitter. It is a very fun craft to make because it is very satisfying seeing your own galaxy come together.

Nebula Craft Materials

To make you will need to the following materials.

  • Mason jar
  • Acrylic paints in various colors
  • Cotton
  • Glitter
  • Plastic cups
  • Wooden skewer
  • Water

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DIY Nebula Jar Instructions

Step 1. Fill your plastic cups with water. The amount of cups you use will depends of how many colors you are using. We recommend 4 different colors.

Step 2. Mix 2 teaspoons of paint into the water, a different color in each cup of water. You may need to use a little more paint depending on the brand that you are using. you want the color of the water to be quite vibrant.

Step 3. Fluff out your cotton balls and place a thick layer on the bottom of your mason jar.

Step 4. Next, add a decent amount of glitter to the jar. Around 2 tablespoons is a good amount.

Step 5. Then pour some of your first color of water into the mason jar. You should pour enough so that the cotton balls are completely soaked.

Pour in some glitter. Use your wooden skewer to gently mix the glitter in.

Step 6. Repeat steps 3 to 5 with all of your colors until the jar is full.

Step 7. Your nebula jar is complete. Seal the lid on tightly.

If you are not planning on using the jar again, you can place a small amount of gorilla glue on the inside rim of lid before screwing it back on.

This way you can avoid any accidental spillages, especially when there are curious children around.

DIY Nebula Jar Video Tutorial

If you love this craft, try the Anti-Gravity Galaxy In A Bottle

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