I recently found a box of mason jars in our basement – I have no idea where they’re from? – and while I briefly considered using them to make homemade jam, I soon came to my senses and remembered that 95% of my culinary adventures end in failure.
I’m just not designed to spend large periods of time in the kitchen.
I do enjoy making messes with my daughter at our dining room table though, so I spent some time searching for DIY mason jar crafts for kids in hopes I could find something she’d enjoy doing.
And do you know what?
(as my 5-year-old would say)
There are HEAPS of awesome ideas out there.
Whether you’re looking for crafts specifically for Halloween, Christmas, Easter, Valentine’s Day, or Mother’s day, need some inspiration for fun indoor summer, fall, winter, or spring activities, or just want to do something different with your kids (the mason jar night lights and emoji mason jars have been hits in our household), we’ve rounded up 18 activities for kids you and your little ones will love!
1. Mason Jar Fall Luminaries Craft (Where Imagination Grows)
2. Emoji Mason Jars (Our Messy Table)
3. ‘Stained Glass’ with Sharpies (Happy Hooligans)
4. Candy Corn Scarecrow (Housing a Forest)
5. DIY Mason Jar Fairy Lights (DIY Joy)
6. Snowman Mason Jar Luminary Ornament (Chica Circle)
7. Car in Jar Mason Jar Snow Globe (It All Started with Paint)
8. Mosaic Mason Jar (Mason Jar Crafts)
9. Santa and Elf Mason Jar Gifts (Two Purple Couches)
10. Mini Mason Jar Aquariums (A Little CALIREification)
11. Spider Mason Jars (Mason Jar Crafts)
12. Mason Jar Lantern (Buggy and Buddy)
13. Snow Slime in a Jar (No Time for Flash Cards)
14. Paint Drip Mason Jars (Mason Jar Crafts)
15. Valentine Thumbprint Heart Jars (It All Started with Paint)
16. Light Up Mason Jar Aquariums (The Tip Toe Fairy)
17. Easter Egg Mason Jar (Mason Jar Crafts)
18. Mason Jar Night Light (Modge Podge Rocks)
Looking for MORE mason jar crafts you can do with your kids? Check out the book Mason Jar Crafts for Kids: More Than 25 Cool, Crafty Projects to Make for Your Friends, Your Family, and Yourself! by Linda Z. Braden!
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