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! It’s a great craft for all ages!
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. Next, paint the jars with a very thin layer of paint. 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!
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?
This craft was originally posted at 3 Boys and a Dog where I used to serve as a craft writer.