Make your own galaxy at home

March 21, 2019
Kids will have a blast making this craft.
Galaxy calm down bottle
These bottles sparkle and shine with every move. Sometimes called ‘calm down’ bottles, they can be used to teach kids about sensory-processing or mindfulness. It’s also fun for space-lovers to recreate what they think the galaxy looks like. Kids at the House had a blast making them at RMHC Toronto Camp during March Break.

You will need:
  • Empty water bottles (plastic or reusable)
  • Plastic cups
  • Water
  • Tempera paint
  • Glitter
  • Popsicle sticks or long wooden sticks or spoons
  • Cotton balls
  • Hot glue
  1. Select a few colours of paint you like. For our bottles, we selected colours that replicated the colours of the galaxy; pink, purple and blue.
  2. Pour a little bit of water into one of the plastic cups. For the first layer of our bottle, we used ¼ of a cup.
  3. Add a little tempera paint and stir using the popsicle stick/wooden stick.
  4. Pour that water and paint mixture into your bottle.
  5. Add cotton balls and glitter.
  6. Repeat the layers, mixing the water and paint, pour it into the bottle and add more cotton balls and glitter.
  7. Once your bottle is full, hot glue the cap back onto the bottle.
Galaxy calm down bottles