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Here’s a craft the kids and I worked on for Valentine’s Day: glass jar candle holders. You can customize these with any colors or patterns of tissue paper to match any holiday or décor. They would make perfect gifts for holidays or teacher appreciation. Many of the supplies can also be found at the dollar store – woo hoo!

DIY Upcycled Jar Candle Holders - just tissue paper and Mod Podge - customize for any theme, colors, or decor.

WHAT YOU NEED:

WHAT YOU DO:

Tear pieces of tissue paper to use as your first layer, and stick to the outside of the jar using Mod Podge.

Add a second layer with shapes (trace shapes onto tissue paper using cookie cutters then cut out – or freehand cut out your shapes).

After your candle holder has its final design, coat all tissue paper with a layer of Mod Podge and let dry.

Place a flameless tea light inside the jar, and enjoy!

DIY Jar Candle Holders - tissue paper and ModPodge - easy kids craft!

DIY Jar Candle Holders - tissue paper and ModPodge - easy kids craft - use different colors and patterns of tissue paper for your theme.

 

 

DIY Jar Candle Holders - tissue paper and ModPodge -  use different colors and patterns of tissue paper for your theme.

 

Turn plain old jars into candle holders with just tissue paper and Mod Podge - DIY Tutorial

Turn old jars into candle holders with just tissue paper and Mod Podge - DIY Tutorial

flameless tea lights

Our little guy used the tissue paper shapes to make his own Valentine’s Day artwork by gluing hearts on paper…

Tissue Paper Valentines Day Craft - Toddler Art

 

 

The end of school is near! I wanted to give our son’s teacher a personalized gift and ended up creating this for just one buck.

Here’s what I did…

I entered the names of classmates, teacher, year, etc., in a web site called Wordle. After choosing the layout and color scheme I printed the image. Then I cut the excess edges of the printer paper off, and framed it in an 8×10 frame that I purchased for $1.00 at the dollar store.

Our son made a little thank you note, and I wrote a letter on the back thanking “Mrs. B” for being such an awesome teacher. I will also include a gift card, so technically we will spend more than $1.00 altogether but still not breaking the bank. 🙂

Print a personalized class list and frame in a dollar store frame. Awesome personalized teacher gift for end of year or anytime!

jelly fish kid craft art project

The kiddos & I came up with a fun and easy ocean craft, inspired by a jellyfish song by Nancy Tucker that was on a CD we checked out from the library (I think it’s creepy when she whispers “jeeelllly fiissh” but the kids think it’s HEE-larious).

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • paper cupcake liners
  • googly eyes
  • crepe paper
  • glue
  • construction paper
  • crayons or makers

WHAT YOU DO:

Cut or rip the cupcake liners in half. Decorate with crayons/markers (or use liners that are already patterned). Attach strips of crepe paper on the back for tentacles, then glue the “jellies” on the paper and add googly eyes.

jellies

jellies

jelly fish craft

jelly fish craft

cupcake liner & crepe paper jelly fish