Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Mason Jar Crafts for Kids

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Book Review - Mason Jar Crafts for Kids

Mason Jar Crafts for Kids
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About the Book
Mason jars are no longer just for canning. Today we use them to drink from, to cook inside, and—with almost limitless possibilities—to craft with. In this fabulous new book, Linda Braden, author and owner of and, offers up a collection of fun and creative Mason jar crafts for kids. Her ideas include everything from wild science experiments and delicious edible treats to holiday decor and gifts for the whole family. Kids won’t want to miss the fireworks in a jar or the lava lamp jar projects. And who could resist a Mason jar cupcake or a rainbow Jell-O jar? There are instructions for how to make your own lantern jars, snow globes, and even a Mason jar terrarium. This book will keep little hands busy all year round, with dozens of easy do-it-yourself projects.

Accompanied by photo tutorials and helpful step-by-step instructions, these projects are kid-friendly and offer a variety of options for both beginning and more advanced DIY fans. Each project is complete with age recommendations, a list of supplies you will need, and safety precautions. These projects are great for crafting with a big group or alone with your child, and perfect for long summer days, rainy weekends, and holiday preparation. Be inspired and discover the endless possibilities with the world’s most famous jar!

My Take on the Book
If you are searching for projects to do with your children, this book has 31. The table of contents shows summer crafts, holiday crafts, storage ideas, gifts and even science experiments using Mason jars.

Looking through the activities there was a home play-dough recipe and you store the dough in the mason jar. Another idea was to make bunnies, chicks, jack o lanterns, or even Santas using a Mason jar as the head, acrylic paint to color, and adding felt for ears , feathers, google eyes etc. to complete the jar. You could fill them with holiday candy or use for storage.

Decoupage was another interesting use for the Mason Jar. Take photos and adhere them to the jar, then use the jar for a vase or storage. 

So many easy to make crafts with easy to locate materials.

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