Learn how to make a universe jar in this easy perfect tutorial that brings an entire universe in a jar straight to you! The universe jar is different from the fairy glow jar in that it doesn’t take a glow stick, but rather paint, so it’s a lot more kid friendly for them to participate in the whole process.
Universe Jar Tutorial
Also, if you are looking for a Galaxy Jar we have that too!
This tutorial also works as a Fairy Glows Jar, Firefly Jar or really anything your kids can think of, but I prefer to share with the kids the wonders of all the stars in the sky and it’s also reusable!
Here on MomDot, one of our more popular crafts is our Fairy Jar Tutorial and so we know that you love, love using your imagination with your kids!
And because of this, we wanted to inspire you to create your very own “Universe in a Jar” with them. It’s so easy that your kids can participate in making a light up jar that looks just like the universe!
Universe in a Jar
- Glass jar (recycled pickle jars work great!)
- Glow in the dark fabric paint (various colors)
- Paint brush
TIP: Use Tulip Glow Paint
Want the same results that are here in my galaxy jar?
Make sure you pick up the Tulip Glow Paint!
This multi-pack will make sure you have plenty of colors for your jar.
How to make a Universe Jar
Clean jar thoroughly and let dry. If you try to make your DIY universe jar with a wet jar, the paint won’t stick.
Choose a couple of colors you want for your glowing Universe jar and squeeze a bit of each color onto a piece of scrap paper
The best way to get an even covering is to dot the paint on with a paintbrush starting at the bottom and working your way up.
A faster way is to shake the paint brush in the jar to create a splatter paint effect
Add larger dots for “Planets” in your universe. If you want to get creative, make a constellation or a comet!
Let your jar dry in the sun or under a bright light for at least 2 hours to charge the paint
Turn off the lights and enjoy your beautiful Universe in a Jar – can be used again and again!
Now Hold the Universe in your Hands!
Have you seen our Fairy Jar Tutorial? Click below to see how we caught a fairy!
Check out this exploding Love Potion Jar (perfect for Valentines Day Gift)
or visit our Galaxy Jar