Stained Glass Jar Craft

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If you have any empty jelly jars, mason jars and tissue paper hanging around, add this craft to your list of snowy day activities. It’s easy, fun, and creates something beautiful that your kids will be proud of! On today’s blog our Kolcraft kids are making stained glass jars!

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What you’ll need:
– Mason jar (or glass jar of some kind)
– Tissue paper of assorted colors
– Scissors
– Glue (we used Mod Podge)
– A paint brush

First, make sure your jar has a clean surface. Some extra scrubbing or a good soak will help get any label residue off.
Next, cut your tissue paper into small squares. We didn’t measure anything, but they’re about one inch squares, give or take.

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Then, let your kids start to decorate their jar. Paint a layer of glue onto the glass and then place the tissue paper down. There’s not a strategy or method, since the point is to let them be creative with their design. Have them paint over the tissue paper with glue to fully adhere to the glass.
After they have covered their jar in tissue paper let it dry for a few hours, or until the glue is no longer tacky.

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They can use their jar for a number of things, like holding art supplies, jewelry, and toys!

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This craft would also make a cute Valentine’s Day activity and a pretty candle holder!

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What do you think? Give it a try and let us know what your kids use it for! Share it with us here, on Facebook or Twitter!

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6 Responses to “Stained Glass Jar Craft”

  1. courtney b January 30, 2014 at 7:54 am #

    very pretty! i would make that to put my makeup brushes in!!

  2. Jessica January 30, 2014 at 3:56 pm #

    What a fun (and cheap!) craft idea! My daughter is going stir crazy staying inside because of the cold. I think we will be making some of these after nap time today:)

  3. Kimberly January 30, 2014 at 4:52 pm #

    This looks easy! I like that it would encourage kids to organize things as well, since they’d be using their own special containers.

  4. Anne N. January 30, 2014 at 5:21 pm #

    What a wonderful cheap craft idea for my kids!

  5. Emilie Proctor January 31, 2014 at 7:57 pm #

    This looks like a really fun homeschool craft project! My on will love this!

  6. Lisa E February 2, 2014 at 9:14 pm #

    What a cute project – i’d love to make one !