For the last few weeks in science my kids have been learning about our Solar System. We have studied the Sun, Moon, stars, planets, and other bodies in the Solar System. It has been a lot of fun teaching and seeing them get so excited about our Solar System! I was trying to come up with a fun craft project while we were studying stars and I was in the middle of brainstorming how to get my kids to brush their teeth long enough. I put both things together and came up with this…
Since my Relax Bottle/Time Out Timer has been so popular lately I decided a small glow in the dark version would be a fun Star Jar craft! Then I thought, what if I time it at one minute to settle so it can also be a Teeth-Brushing Timer also?! Two birds with one stone right? 🙂
1 small plastic bottle (I got mine at a craft store for a dollar)
3 Tablespoons of glow in dark glitter glue
1 Tablespoon of neon ultra fine glitter
2 heaping Tablespoons of clear gel glue
Warm water to fill
First I let the kids help put all of the ingredients except the water in the jar. Then I filled it about 2/3 full of really warm water from the tap. I shook until it all dissolved. Then I filled the rest of the way with water. After drying off the top I super glued them shut for safety. I don’t want my kids to be able to open them. They will settle faster when the water is warm than when they come to room temperature. Once the super glue is dry and they come to room temperature our bottles were pretty close to a minute settle time.
Once settled they stay pretty milky at the top, I think that is from the glow in the dark glitter glue.
My kids didn’t care though because in the dark they look awesome for Star Jars!
Then settled in the dark (with a small black light so I could take better pics).
It was simple and fun to make, my kids love them and they are functional too! Thanks for stopping by 🙂