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DIY Galaxy Jar

by Library Staff | Aug 10, 2020

Using a simple mason jar, you can create your very own galaxy!

Materials Needed:

  • Clean glass jar with a lid
  • Tempera Paint (at least 2 colors)
  • Cotton Balls (lots and lots)
  • Fine glitter
  • A stick or a knife
  • Water


  1. Fill 1/3 of the jar with water.
  2. Add several drops of one color of paint to the water.
  3. Put the lid on and shake to mix the paint and water together.
  4. Add some of the glitter to the solution.
  5. Grab some of the cotton balls and stretch them out.
  6. Add them to the water until the bottom is filled with the cotton, pressing them down with either the stick or the knife.
  7. Fill another 1/3 of the jar with water.
  8. Add several drops of the other color of paint.
  9. Repeats steps 3-6, so the colors start to mix and blend together.
  10. Fill the final 1/3 of the jar with water.
  11. Repeat steps 2-6.

Make more than one and give them away to friends and family, so that everyone can have their very own galaxy in their hands!


Take a picture and share!

  • Post it in the library’s Facebook event
  • Post it on your Facebook profile tagging the library
  • Post it on Instagram with the hashtag #ORLfromhome
  • E-mail it to armstrong@orl.bc.ca and let us know if you want it shared with your name, anonymously or kept private.