Glitter jars -
I was taught about glitter jars during my time as an inpatient. I learnt the magic of glitter during a self-soothe class as part of an emotional coping skills lesson.
There’s no science, no counting, no acceptance and no forceful methods involved in the alteration of your emotions during use of the glitter jar - just distraction.
Making a glitter jar is simple. You will need:
- 1 jar (with a lid of course!)
- 1/10 vegetable oil
- 9/10 water
- glitter - lots of!
- food colouring
- anything else shiny
Add the water and vegetable oil together. Add a few drops of food colouring, all of the glitter and anything else shiny. Put the lid on (tight!) and shake it.
When you want to cut / binge / scream / cry, shake the glitter jar and watch until the glitter is settled. It’ll calm you and hopefully the emotion will pass.
Okay, so I’m getting really frustrated (and that isn’t what this project should do, it should be fun and calming): I have been trying to make one of these for the past hour and SOMETHING is wrong… I’m doing it in a Gerber’s baby food jar (one if the tall ones) so I can fit it in my Comfort/Wellness box, so i just followed the instructions, but with smaller proportions. I have tried every way of mixing these things that i can think of: putting the water and oil in first, then the glitter and food coloring; putting just the water in, then putting the glitter and food coloring in, then the oil; putting the glitter in at the bottom, then adding the water and food coloring, then the oil. All of those trials had the same effect: the glitter rose to the top and never settled, when i shook it, it (the glitter) wouldn’t fully integrate like the picture above. I don’t know what I’m doing wrong! How do I do this to make the glitter sink to the bottom and float around when I shake it like its SUPPOSED to??Source: hannahcanhope