The Mindful Jar:
*Recipe: For a container that holds 8oz
1. ½ cup + 1tbsp hot water, ½ cup + 1 tbsp cornstarch (mix until dissolved together)
2. Add 1.5 tsp fine glitter and shake your jar well
3. Add 3 drops of dish soap (or more depending on if the glitter is not sinking to the bottom), shake well.
4. Super glue lid closed
**If you use a plastic container, mix the hot water and corn syrup in a glass bowl and pour once cool enough.
“Imagine that the glitter is like your thoughts when you’re stressed, mad or upset. See how they whirl around and make it really hard to see clearly? That’s why it’s so easy to make silly decisions when you’re upset – because you’re not thinking clearly. Don’t worry this is normal and it happens in all of us (yep, grownups too).
Now watch what happens when you’re still for a couple of moments. Keep watching. See how the glitter starts to settle and the water clears? Your mind works the same way. When you’re calm for a little while, your thoughts start to settle and you start to see things much clearer” (Karen Young, 2017).
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