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Offline rainbow

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A 'calm jar'
« on: November 24, 2012, 01:46:39 PM »
I have seen this pop up on tumblr a few times, and feel it would be very useful to me. Not only is it pretty, but I think it would calm me in situations of distress. I. Guessing it'll be like watching fish? And I love watching fish.

It is mainly advertised for children, but have read it being used as a self halm distraction.

What do you think?
When I get money, I'm going to make one, with green food colouring and glow in the dark glitter. And maybe a few beads and sequins.

Anybody made one before?

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Re: A 'calm jar'
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2012, 02:11:44 PM »
Looks good (and fun to make)  :;):

I might try doing this kinda like a lava lamp but much cheaper  :yep:
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Re: A 'calm jar'
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2012, 11:25:00 PM »
I made one of these :) I like the idea, especially when catered to dealing with urges. It can be used similar to the 15 minute game. You shake it up and you can't do anything until every piece of glitter has sunk to the bottom of the jar. I didn't have any glitter glue so I just used a fair amount of PVA glue and that seems to have worked okay for mine. You can also make mini ones to take with you out and about.

If you like fish, you could put some small plastics ones in there, or decorate it especially to look like a little fish tank :) Have fun!

(PS - Plus one to sealing the jar well, glitter gets everywhere!)
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