Are you looking for a great project for the older kids attending your family picnic? With only a few supplies, the kids at your gathering can make some fun Fourth of July jar decorations! I started doing this project myself, but my 3 year old decided to jump right in and make her own. It’s a great craft for all ages!
Let’s Get Started!
What You Need:
- Star Stickers ($1 at Big Lots)
- Paint Brush
- Paint (I used Martha Stewart Frosted Glass Paints)
What You Do:
I started off with some old spaghetti sauce jars.
To get the label off, I just scrubbed with a scratch pad and then scraped it with a sharp knife. You could also use goo-gone, but of course, I didn’t have any on hand.
All clean and ready to go!
To begin, I put the star stickers all over the jar. If you had little ones, this would be a great fine motor skill for them. You could even leave this as the final product for a little one.
As for me, I used some Martha Stewart Frosted Glass Paint to color the jars red, white, and blue. I think you could use any kind of paint you want as long as you keep it pretty thin coat (if you want to use it as a candle).
Paint! Paint! Paint!
Blue Jar Finished.
Blue and White Painted.
This is when Chipmunk decided to jump in and star-sticker her own jar!
Originally, I planned to take the star stickers off to let the candle light shine through, but it turns out, it’s pretty tough to get those stickers off. Plus, I kind of like the way the stickers look.
I found that you have to peel each of the star points inward in order to not pull up the paint.
I think I might peel some of the green stars off (not very patriotic!), but I wanted to show you how they look with tea lights in them! Pretty fun, huh?
Here’s how Chipmunk’s jar turned out:
What About You?
What kind of fun and games are you planning for the Fourth of July?