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Make A Nebula In A Jar

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 2:38pm -- WCVE

From Caroline Gravino and PBS Parents – A nebula is an interstellar cloud of dust, hydrogen, helium and other ionized gases. Open up a discussion with your kids about nebulas and how they may form in outer space with this out-of-this world craft! Simply layer cotton balls, water, tempera paint and glitter until you reach the top of the jar and you create a craft that mimics the wonder of an actual nebula in space!


  • clear glass jar with a lid
  • water
  • tempera paint
  • glitter
  • cotton balls
  • a spoon to push the cotton balls down


1. Fill your glass jar with a little water.
2. Add a little tempera paint and stir.
3. Add cotton balls and then glitter.
4. Keep adding layers of water, tempera paint, cotton balls and glitter, pressing down the cotton balls with a spoon until you reach the top.
5. Screw on the lid and your Nebula Jar is all set!

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