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Create a Calm Down Jar!

Create a Calm Down Jar!

Calm down jars engage visual focus and give a child (or adult) time to breathe and regroup. This hands-on family workshop will allow families to get creative and have fun together as well as produce a beautiful sensory tool that they can incorporate into their lives to help relieve stress, anxiety, and handle other big emotions.

In this program, we’ll not only teach you how to make a calm down jar, but provide tips for parents, caregivers and children about how they can use it to relax and as a launching point for having conversations about their feelings.

If you would like to follow along with us in real time, here are the materials you will need:

- Large clear bottle or jar with a lid (preferably plastic)                                                                                                             

Clear dishsoap, superglue, clear Elmer’s glue, or corn syrup                                                                                         

Glitter, Glitter glue or other small sparkly objects                                                                                                         

Food coloring or Liquid watercolor                                                                                                                         

Warm Water                                                                                                                                                               

Spoon, wisk, or stick (chopstick, skewer, etc) to stir                                                                                                     


Optional: Funnel, measuring cups, ribbon, stickers, sharpie


Wednesday, October 28, 2020
3:30pm - 4:30pm
  Families or All Ages     Kids  
  Crafts, Games, Play  
Registration is full!

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AC Library currently uses Zoom for virtual programming. We encourage you to click on the join link a few minutes early to download the meeting software for the first time. If you do not want to download software, please use the Chrome browser to participate. When you login you will be given the option to share your webcam and microphone. The choice is yours! We’d love to see you like we do at the library, but also understand if you are still in your bathrobe.