Fairy Jars Activity for Kids

Making fairy jars is an easy and inexpensive activity that is still a sure way to WOW the kids.  My girls ask to make these often, and since they require so little it is an easy request to fill.  Instant smiles every time, too!

Capture a Fairy
KID MAGIC- Capture a fairy in a jar.  An easy & fun activity sure to WOW the littles
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You can make these with the kids, or you can surprise them with a captured fairy in a jar.

Materials (per jar)
NOTE:  All materials can be purchased at the dollar store except for the star glitter.  We found our star shaped glitter at Michaels craft store.  You can also find some in a larger quantity on Amazon here.

Assembly
These only take a minute to make, and they are SO PRETTY!  All you have to do is carefully cut the tops off of a couple of large glow sticks.  Then, carefully pour the contents of the glow sticks into a mason jar

KID MAGIC- Capture a fairy in a jar.  An easy & fun activity sure to WOW the littles

I recommend having an adult handle the glow sticks (see tips at the bottom of the post)  


The glow stick juice in the jar is so pretty by itself

KID MAGIC- Capture a fairy in a jar.  An easy & fun activity sure to WOW the littles

Have kids add glitter, secure the lid, shake the jar(s), and that's it!  You will then have the most beautiful fairy jar(s)

KID MAGIC- Capture a fairy in a jar.  An easy & fun activity sure to WOW the littles

We have made fairy jars quite a few times.  You can use any color glow sticks or even combine two different color glow sticks for different effects.  Varying glitters will also produce different effects, BUT the absolute best fairy jars are definitely the ones made using star glitter 

KID MAGIC- Capture a fairy in a jar.  An easy & fun activity sure to WOW the littles

The star glitter adds such an amazing element!  Out of all of the fairy jars we have made our favorite was made using yellow glow sticks, fine glitter, and iridescent star glitter

KID MAGIC- Capture a fairy in a jar.  An easy & fun activity sure to WOW the littles

No matter how you make them the kids are sure to love these magical jars.  After my girls marvel at them for a bit we place them in the window for a nifty nightlight.  Then I store the jars, and I pull them out and reuse them the next time we want to capture a fairy.

A Few Tips:  I usually handle the glow sticks and allow Rosie and Jewel to add the glitter to the jars.  I recommend cutting the glow sticks over a sink just in case some of the liquid inside sprays or spills.  It is also important to note that some brands of glow sticks contain small pieces of glass once activated, so please use caution.  Glow sticks, jars, and glitter can all be purchased at the dollar store!

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CAPTURE A FAIRY  These fairy jars couldn't be easier to make and are so cool!  Have 5 minutes?  Make these with the kids tonight & send them to bed with the COOLEST night light ever!

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