How to Make Star Jars

Create a galaxy in a jar! You can make these star jars as a craft for almost any kind of kids party.

Water Globe Craft

This is a versatile, inexpensive and unique party craft that kids can enjoy even when the excitement of the party is over. Consider this craft for a space party, a winter themed party (as a snow globe), an under the sea party or just for fun for girls and boys.

Craft Materials:

  • Glass jars with lids (one for each child)
  • Water
  • Light corn syrup
  • Liquid food color
  • Duct tape
  • Permanent Marker
  • Glitter, sequins or Mylar star confetti
  • Fabric, tissue paper and ribbon (optional)
  • Plastic beads shapes or mini figurines (optional)

Before the Party:

  1. Thoroughly wash the jars and lids.
  2. Use a permanent marker to write the guest’s names on the bottom of the jars.
  3. Open glitter and other craft supply packages.
  4. Cut squares of fabric or tissue and the ribbon to decorate the top of the jars.
  5. Consider making a jar before hand to get a feel for how much syrup and water and food color to use.

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  1. Give each child their jar and lid.
  2. Fill the jar about halfway with water.
  3. Add corn syrup until the jar is full almost to the top.
  4. Add a few drops of food color.
  5. Add glitter, sequins or Mylar star confetti.
  6. Close the jar securely.
  7. Tape the lid to the jar with duct tape for extra security against leaking.
  8. To decorate the top just wrap a piece of fabric or tissue around the top and tie it in place with ribbon.

Expert Party Craft Tips:

  • Plastic beads or mini figurines will add to the craft theme. For example give each child a mini astronaut figurine for an outer-space party, ocean beads for a mermaid party or a mini action figure for a superhero party.
  • If the jars are too full there is less movement, leave a little space.
  • This craft can be adapted to also be a snow globe craft for a winter party or snowman party by using less corn syrup and instead of sequins use white glitter and crushed egg shells. Secure a decoration to the lid such as a plastic snowman.

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