You don’t get more fun with a kid than breaking open a jar of paint and making this apple mason jar craft. As a gift or just a decoration for your kiddo’s desk, they’re going to love making it as much as you love making it with them.
Apple Mason Jar Craft
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we have had some free time here recently. Stuck at home and the kiddo wishing school was back in session something fierce. So, we made a little apple mason jar craft to kill some time as a gift for her teacher–or just a decoration for our little at-home desk, because we’re kind of in the air right now.
Really, we just wanted a fun craft to do together and this was where our thoughts went. If you’re ready to get a kiddo engaged in doing a craft they’ll love, let’s get started.
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Tips to Make Mason Jar Apple Craft
- When you paint on the outside and protect it with a quality sealant like the dishwasher-safe ModPodge, you can put absolutely anything in this cute apple mason jar.
- Do not feel like you have to use mason jars. You can use old pickle jars, Ball jars, Kerr jars. Whatever. As long as it’s clear glass, it should work the same as a Mason jar.
- Take your time, but don’t sweat it if it’s a little messy. Each kiddo’s experience is going to be super unique and fun. And even if you’re an adult doing this, nothing says you have to be perfect at painting a jar. Just sayin’.
How Do I Make this Apple Mason Jar Craft?
I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial.
- Short, wide mouth mason jar
- Red acrylic paint
- Green acrylic paint
- Bakers twine
- Green card stock
- Hole punch
- Paint brush
- Mod Podge (optional)
- With the red paint, cover the jar in 2-3 coats, allowing it to dry completely before applying each coat.
- With the green paint, coat the ring of the lid.
- Seal the mason jar and lid with Mod Podge (optional). Allow this to dry completely.
- Cut out two basic leaf shapes from the card stock.
- Punch a small hole into one end of each card stock leaf.
- Tie each of the leaves to the lid of the jar with the bakers twine and enjoy!
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