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Make your own Happy Jar!

Get creative and make your own happy jar!

Fill it with things that make you happy and that will lift your mood when you are having a bad day. Think of lovely messages, things that make you smile and laugh, inspiring quotes, uplifting lyrics or photos of loved ones.

  • Pens, pencils and crayons
  • Glass jar
  • Sheets of coloured paper or card
  • Scissors 
  • Ribbon, stickers, glitter and paint to decorate!

How to make your happy jar:

  1. Decide how many positive notes you’d like in your jar to start with – you can have as many or as few as you like and can add to it whenever you like!

  2. Cut up coloured sheets of paper into whatever size or shape you’d like your messages to be.

  3. Get creative! Write your happy notes and quotes and get decorating – paint, doodle and add pictures. Think about what you would like to hear when you need a pick me up.

  4. You could even ask your family and friends to write something too!

  5. Fold up your notes several times and pop them into your jar.

  6. Decorate the outside of your jar however you wish. If you really want to make it sparkle, add fairy lights.

  7. It is now ready for you to dip into whenever you need to!