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During our beach trip this summer, my mom made some really neat beach sensory jars with my kids. They loved the project and the jars turned out really cool! I had so many friends ask for directions so they could make some with their kiddos. It’s actually a super simple project! You can customize them any way you want with different color glitter or food coloring. My kids have been begging to make more, so last week we made a couple of Halloween themed ones.
Quick and Easy DIY Halloween Sensory Jars
I found the fake candy corn at Hobby Lobby and the tiny pumpkins are from the fairy garden section at Michael’s. You could also add plastic spider rings, black and orange beads, Halloween themed beads from the jewelry section of a craft store, small plastic snakes, or any other small Halloween toys from a party supplies store.
Making the jars is super simple! Place your Halloween figurines or toys inside, sprinkle in the glitter, and fill up the jars with water and liquid hand soap. The more soap you put in, the slower your toys and figurines will move when you turn the jars upside down. My kids decided to use only a tiny amount of soap in the jars we made. Once you’re done, you may want to glue the jars shut with super glue or a hot glue gun. That way your carpet won’t end up doused in orange glitter. Now THAT would be scary!
So fun! The kids love turning the jars upside down and watching the toys fall and the glitter spread out. It is pretty mesmerizing and really calming!
Can’t resist sharing these photos! My kids love playing with this decorative skull.
Have you ever made a sensory jar before for your kids?