How to make a mind jar for calm and ease

by | Mindfulness, Self-Care

Today I want to talk to you a little bit about making a mind jar. (Watch the full video about how to use it below!)

A mind jar is a tool that you can use whenever you need to feel a little bit of calm.

Here’s what a mind jar looks like – check out the picture. mind jar

I’m sure that we have all had moments where our mind feels like what’s inside this jar – all the glitter spinning around.

Whenever we’re in a situation that’s stressful or there’s a lot going on, or we’re having some really strong emotions…

We can feel, in our minds, like everything’s just SPINNING.

But if you continue to hold the jar still, the glitter slows down, and eventually settles back down to the bottom of the jar.

Whenever we feel like we need to take a moment and settle down or calm down, we can shake up the jar and take a few full deep breaths until all the glitter in the jar settles.

If we take full deep breaths as the glitter in the jar is settling, by the time it’s settled, perhaps our minds, our bodies, and our emotions will have settled, too.

A mind jar is so easy to make!  All you need is a bottle or other container with a lid. Then you’ll need glitter, glitter glue and water.  And that’s it!  You can add other things as well like sequins. And in this one, I have a few different colors of glitter.

What I did:

I took water and filled up the jar.

Then I squeezed the glitter glue into it. The glue will help to slow down the glitter – use a few little tubes of glitter glue. You can buy those at the dollar store or any other arts and crafts store that you might go to.  I’m sure that you could order it online as well.

After the water is added, add the glitter glue, add the glitter to it, and then you seal up the jar.  You want to make sure that the lid is on tight so that whenever you shake it up, nothing comes out of the jar.

And then you just use it whenever you need it.  Whenever you need to take a few deep breaths, you can shake up the jar, breathe, and sit still and quietly until all the glitter settles down to the bottom of the jar, so that then you might feel that you are more settled and calm, as well.

I hope that this has helped you out today, and that you have fun making your own mind jar.

Reach out if you have any questions and have a fantastic day.


Amy Necci

Amy Necci

Balanced Life Mentor for Educators

Hi, I’m Amy (she/her)!
•PA Teacher 20+ years•

I consider myself a teacher and student every single day. I empower educators with self-support tools so they can live their BEST life!

As a teacher myself, I’m especially passionate about serving educators and feel strongly that learning self-support strategies can benefit anyone at any stage of life. In mentoring educators, my goal is to cultivate a space of acceptance and comfort, offering the people I support permission to be themselves, trust themselves, and grow at their own pace.