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Craft: Decorated Jars

Empty mason jars make great containers for holding all kinds of things: penny collections, marbles, pencils and other collectibles. This fun activity for children will keep them busy for hours. Make this craft for yourself or as a gift for someone special!

Decorated Jar

What you need:

Empty jar(s)
Tissue paper, fancy napkins or wrapping paper
Glue
Paintbrush
Small charms or jewels. (optional)
Shells (optional)
Small beads (optional)
Dried beans (optional)
Sparkles (optional)

What you do:

1. Wash and dry an empty glass jar.
 
2. Tear the tissue paper, napkins or wrapping paper into small pieces.
 
3. Hold the paper on the jar and use a paintbrush to apply glue on the paper, make sure to brush the glue onto to jar too, so the paper will stick. Continue working in this fashion until the jar is completely decorated.
 
4. If you want to add sparkles, cover sections of the jar with glue (on top of the paper) and apply the sparkles.
 
5. Allow to dry.

... more Earth Day fun.

We have lots of craft ideas for kids. Try some of these arts & crafts: Crafts, Autumn Crafts, Christmas Crafts, Earth Day Crafts, Easter Crafts, Father's Day Crafts, Halloween Crafts, Mother's Day Crafts, Spring Crafts, St. Patrick's Day Crafts, Summer Crafts, Thanksgiving Crafts & Valentine's Crafts. These activities for children will provide hours of fun.

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