Galaxy Jar

The charity Mind promotes self- care tips and techniques as a way of managing symptoms of ill mental health. It is suggested that engaging in self-care activities may help to prevent problems from developing or getting worse. This segment will aim to explore various self-care activities and tips that you can engage with from the comfort of your own home. 


In this month’s edition, we will be looking at creating a galaxy jar. These magical glitter jars are designed to be soothing and calming and are a great sensory object. Best thing is they are so easy to make. 

You will need:

  • A jar with a lid
  • Cotton wool balls or pads
  • Water
  • Plastic cups for mixing
  • A variety of coloured paints – the more vibrant the better!
  • Glitter/Sequins/your magicallness of choice


  1. Start by placing a layer of cotton wool at the bottom of the jar and ensure it is even and flat
  2. Time to get the glitter and sequins out. Pour as much glitter as you like onto the cotton wool
  3. In a plastic cup, pour in some water til about half way and then add your first paint colour and mix
  4. Once you are happy with the colour, pour it onto the cotton wool. The cotton wool will absorb the paint.
  5. Repeat steps 1-5! Change up the paint colours as often as you like to create the galaxy look! 

Ta-da! Place on a window sill or bed side table for the ultimate relaxation!

At Student Life, we would love to see your galaxy jars! Tag us in them on Facebook @studentlifedigital