Mother’s Day is a time to reflect on the strong women in your life, or perhaps, on your own life as a mother. It can be easy to get caught up in the rush to buy gifts, or the headache of finding a brunch reservation, or the stress of hosting family and friends. Bring a little mindfulness to Mother’s Day and enjoy the simple act of being present with a DIY glitter globe to calm nervous/stressful energy—and maybe even make a few extra to gift to the leading ladies in your life!
For this mindfulness craft, you’ll need more than just supplies. Read on for what you’ll need to assemble your glitter globe, and a meditation for when assembling.
What You’ll Need:
- Clear spice/mason jar with screw on lid
- Glitter glue*
- 2 different colors of fine glitter
- Plastic spoon for stirring
- Painter’s tape to seal the jars closed
- Piece of blank paper and markers
* We recommend Elmer’s Glitter Glue
Instructions & Meditation:
- First, begin to think about what happens when you’re stressed. Draw an outline of a person on your piece of paper. Mark where stress collects in the body (i.e. tense jaw). Write thoughts on one side of the body and emotions on the other.
- Fill jar almost to the top with water. The clear water represents your mind when you are calm and relaxed.
- Next, reflect on those body sensations you drew, and add a heaping teaspoon of glitter glue to the jar to represent them. Stir.
- Now, add one rounded teaspoon of fine glitter in one color for thoughts, and another teaspoon in a different color for emotions. The glitter represents all that is swirling around the stressful mind. [Note: It may take several days for glue and glitter to completely blend together.]
- Stir again, and place lid on jar.
- Shake the jar and notice that you cannot see clearly through the jar.
- Reflect on how the jar represents stress, as a combination of thoughts, emotions and body sensations.
Breathing In Calm:
Relaxation Response—Breathe and watch the contents of the jar settle. You can use your breath to help settle the mind and see clearly. All the thoughts, emotions and body sensations are still there (at the bottom), but they have settled, allowing clear vision and grounding.