Recently one of my amazing clients, Acorn Pediatrics of San Antonio, filmed a segment on WOAI San Antonio Living morning show regarding Pinterest activities for children. To prep for the show I made all these fun DIYs and hosted a photo shoot with my neighbor’s adorable little girl! I bet you’ll like this one! It’s a DIY Time Out Jar!

Toddler Luke is still a little young for Time Out but we’ve definitely already started the “concept.” When he starts throwing a fit we’ll take him in to his “cry room” (the front office) and set him down to finish. My awesome friend, Natalie, is the one who introduced me to the cry room idea.


  • Mason Jar
  • Glitter Glue
  • Glitter
  • Water
  • Super Glue


  • Let child choose color of their time out jar
  • Fill jar with hot water. The water needs to be hot to melt the glue
  • Add full tube of glitter glue (approx. 2 tbsp.)
  • Add 1 tbsp. of glitter
  • Use wisk to mix materials thoroughly
  • Super glue lid to jar
  • Make sure the water has cooled and the glue is sealed before giving to child
  • Shake and enjoy some quiet time!

Don’t forget to add this DIY to your Pinterest!

As always, if you make a Time Out Jar I’d love to see pictures!

This is my sTORI being written as you read. – Love, Mommy Tori

17 Responses

  1. JeannieRichard

    Not only will this help the adult to get quiet time, but I think its a good therapy for children who are hyper active – it helps still their mind and go throw the sensation of calmness watching lovely glitter float about, sets their creative cells on a journey too!

  2. Natalie

    I do love the “cry room”, unfortunately Aiden is too old for that now, but the time out jar sounds like a great idea for him. Will definitely being doing this one soon.

    • torijohnson5

      The time out jar would be great for Aiden’s age! The cry room is a great concept. Currently, Luke’s a little young so we put him in it and he basically walks back out. But at least he’s getting the idea.

  3. Beautiful Kayekie

    I love this! And I laughed at your idea of making one for yourself, I would too!! Haha. Great idea and so pretty. Wonder if my kids would get in trouble on purpose to play with the time out jar… ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Neyka

    We made one today and my son loves it! He just turned one, so he is very amazed with it!


      I’m so happy that he loves it!! My 4 year old still plays with his!


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