Thursday, June 23, 2011

Crafty Decoupage Glass Jars For Kids

My boys had a great time making these crafty glass jars yesterday.  I saved some old salsa jars just for this project.  Plus, it's a great way to use up that old Elmer's school glue that your kids bring home at the end of the year.  Ethan's was almost full still, and we still had the one from last year! :) 

What You Will Need:
~Glass Jars of any size
~Elmer's school glue or Modge Podge
~Tissue paper
~Foam paint brushes
~Old newspaper to keep your surface clean

First, get yourself and old bowl and mix 4 tablespoons of glue and 2 tablespoons of water together in it.  It's pretty much 2 parts glue to 1 part ever much you want to make.  We still had a little left over and had to toss it out.  Next, rip your tissue paper into small different size pieces. 

Then, paint glue on your jar and start laying out the pieces of tissue paper however you like.  You can paint over top of them as you go to help them to stay glued down.  

When you are all finished paint a nice layer of glue over the whole thing.  Wait about 30 to 45 min. and paint another layer of glue.  I also did one more after that...just to make sure it was all sealed in nicely.

My kids wanted to add an animal to their jar.  So after they colored one..I cut it out for them and glued it on the jar just like the tissue paper...painting the glue over top of it also.  I added the animal before doing the last 2 layers of glue.

They are finished!  We are going to get the battery operated tea lights and put in them so that they will have a little "lantern" for their bedroom in the evening. 

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1 comment:

Samantha said...

Love this idea! The jars turned out great!