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Wish Jar for Kids #craft

Shae has a wild imagination. She sits at the kitchen table and draws amazingly odd pictures of pretend creatures. She talks about a future living in Greenland with 10 children married to her classmate Max.  I love this about her. I love that she can turn a dark and dreary day into one full of magic and wonder.

Making a Glitter Wish Jar for Kids #craftBecause of this we thought it would be the best idea ever to make her own Wish Jar. This lets her make wishes anytime she wants for whatever her little heart desires.


    • Clear jar with tight fitting lid
    • Fine glitter
    • Food Coloring
    • School Glue
    • Warm water
    • Permanent Glue (I used Beacons Glass, Metal & More)Making a Glitter Wish Jar for Kids #craft


Start with a super clean jar and lid.  Add in 2-3 tsp of our desired colored glitter. We choose a fine red and then a large cut silver for a touch of sparkle.

Making a Glitter Wish Jar for Kids #craft

Fill not quite to the top your warm water along with your food color. Only add 1-2 drops at a time. Stir to see the final color.

Pour in 2 tsp of school glue. Stir again to help glue melt into water.

Making a Glitter Wish Jar for Kids #craft

Add strong glue to the lid and close tightly.

Let you child decorate their jar & lid and shake away!

Making a Glitter Wish Jar for Kids #craft

Making a Glitter Wish Jar for Kids #craft

Just a couple words of wisdom when making your own Glitter Wish Jar.

  • Do not add too much glue
  • Do not add HOT water. It will cause pressure when putting on the lid.
  • Do not use hot glue or Krazy glue on the lid, they set up too fast to get your lip properly closed.

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How NOT to make a glitter wish jar