Warm up your home this winter with a mason jar craft that will bring light and festivity to any room! This simple winter craft reuses a favorite material of crafters everywhere, the mason jar, and engages children in an indoor art project. Place it on a dining table, mantel, along a walkway, or give it to a loved one!
What You Need:
- Mason jar
- Black construction paper
- Blue tissue paper
- Glue stick
- Double stick tape
- Votive candle
What You Do:
- Show your child how to measure the diameter of the opening of the mason jar, and the height of the jar.
- Using these measurements, create a rectangle on black construction paper with a ruler and pencil. Cut this out.
- Trace and cut out a rectangle of the same size on blue tissue paper and set this aside.
- Now it's time for your child to cut a paper snowflake out of the paper. Fold the black construction paper in half vertically, and then in half again horizontally, so it makes a smaller rectangle.
- Draw a small arch about half an inch up from the center corner, to create a quarter of a circle.
- Have your child draw branch shapes extending out from the circle. Make sure they end at about half an inch away from the end of the square.
- Carefully cut out the quarter circle piece and the branch shapes.
- Unfold the paper to reveal the snowflake cutout in the center of the square.
- Have your child glue the blue tissue paper on top of the black snowflake cutout.
- Place double stick tape along the edges of the snowflake design and tape it onto the mason jar, with the tissue paper side underneath.
- Place a votive candle inside the mason jar and watch it glow!