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Glitter Star Jars

Glitter Star Jars
Glitter Star Jars
These mason jars filled with glitter and glow-in-the-dark stars are fun to make. Sparkly by day and glowing at night, your child will enjoy this easy-to-make DIY night light.

How We Did It

Glitter Star Jars

We found our glow-in-the-dark star shapes in the dollar section at a craft store. You can use any type of clear jar. If you are doing this project with a very young child, you may want to use a plastic jar to avoid breakage, and glue the top on after filling the jar.

Glitter Star Jars
First, we filled our jars with the Karo syrup, leaving about an inch of the jar empty.
Glitter Star Jars

Next, we poured glitter (generously!) into the syrup. It looked so pretty floating on top that we marveled at that for a moment.

Glitter Star Jars
Next, we stirred the glitter into the syrup with a spoon.
Glitter Star Jars
We added the glow-in-the-dark stars.
Glitter Star Jars
We stirred again.
Glitter Star Jars
The stars float as if suspended in the liquid Karo syrup, surrounded by the glitter.
Glitter Star Jars
Sitting in the sun, the glitter sparkled and shined during the day. At night, my kids took their Star Jars to bed with them and marveled at their glowing stars. They could gently shake the jars to move the stars around inside. Exposure to light again the next day recharged the stars and they glowed again and again each night.

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My child and I completed Glitter Star Jars.

posted by: Benjamin on 4.8.2014

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BTW, I hot-glued the lid on so there wouldn't be any surprise spills

posted by: Claudette on 2.3.2014

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My child and I completed Glitter Star Jars.

posted by: Claudette on 2.3.2014

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My child and I completed Glitter Star Jars.

posted by: Melissa on 7.9.2013

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Did the glow in the dark stars really shine through or was it dim?

posted by: Felicia on 9.20.2013

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