I love how easy it was to turn the kiddo’s “I’m bored” into a fun winter craft for kids with this snowman mason jar painted in a jiff!
Snowman Mason Jar
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we love quick and easy crafts that the kiddo can do. Not only is it great to have a little boredom buster, but having a quick and easy craft like this mason jar snowman around makes a fantastic way for the kiddo to feel a sense of accomplishment by making a gift or a decoration for around the house.
So, of course, when the kiddo said the dreaded words “I’m bored” last week, we grabbed a paintbrush and some googley eyes for a fun and quick snowman mason jar that now proudly sits on our counter. If you’re ready to make this cute winter craft for kids, let’s get started.
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Tips to Make a Jar Snowman
- If you want to make a jar snowman using large jars, have at it – they’ll be cool and fun. But I had a bunch of these smaller 500 ml wide mouth mason jar like these here that the kiddo and I have been using for a while now for crafting. So, to the batch of little jars we went!
- If you want to gift your mason jar snowman filled with cookies, you’ll want to give it a good coat with dishwasher-safe Mod Podge. But, if you’re just using this jar for decoration or to hold some pre-wrapped treats, definitely use the (much cheaper) standard Mod Podge.
- We used the large size googley eye from this kit we keep in the craft box. But you could use a different size, you could use pink for a girly snow-woman. Any googley eyes, really. Don’t feel constrained by the eyes we chose to use.
How Do I Make this Snowman Mason Jar?
I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial.
- Hot Glue Gun & Glue
- With the white acrylic paint, coat the jar and allow this coat of paint to dry completely. You may want to add a second or even third coat for full coverage. Allow the paint to dry completely between each coat.
- Coat the lid and cork with the black acrylic paint. Allow the paint to dry completely between each coat.
- If desired, add a coat of mod podge and allow this to dry completely.
- Wrap an approximately 10-inch long length of ribbon around the base of the lid and hot glue it in place.
- Twist an approximately 5-inch length of orange pipe cleaner into a cone shape to form a nose and glue this in place on the center front of the jar.
- Affix the two googley eyes above and on either side of the nose.
- Paint a smile onto your jar with the black puffy paint then enjoy!
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More Winter Kids Crafts You Might Like
- Gnome Popsicle Stick Puppets – I just love letting the kiddo make a craft all their own. In just a few minutes, they can have this popsicle stick gnome puppet done and ready to play!
- DIY Snow Paint – If you’re lucky enough to be enjoying snow this winter (or unlucky, depending on your point of view), make it more fun for the kids by adding a little color.
- Paper Roll Fairy House – Make a quick fairy house with this easy tutorial and the kiddo can welcome their own little fairy into their room for tea and cakes!
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