Since Easter is only a couple days away, we thought we would share a quick DIY gift jar idea for kids that is easy to assemble and easy on the wallet. These have been kid tested and overwhelming approved, making them a great idea for any holiday gift, party favor, or special treat for the little ones in your life.
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There are only a few simple ingredients you will need, some of which you may already have on hand:
- Raffia (or ribbon would work as well)
- M&M’s or other small candy
- 3 oz containers of Play-Doh, any color (if doing a bunch, check out this deal)
- Pint sized large-mouth Mason Jars with rings and lids
- Craft Paper
Start by taking the lids off the jars and filling about a quarter full of candy. If you fill it any fuller than that, it is hard to see the Play-Doh and let’s face it, kids don’t need that much candy.
Then you will just put the Play-Doh on top of the candy and try to push it into the pile of candy just a little bit.
The next step it is totally up to you if you want to print out the tags on your computer or hand write them. Since we were looking for a fun kid-looking font, we decided to print them out on the computer. If you take this route, just measure the size of the lids and make sure your text is smaller than that. Once printed, use the lid to trace the lid size around the text and cut out. You can also cut out around the names in a fun shape, we did an egg shape for Easter, but a heart or a circle would look fine too.
Once you have everything cut, take the names tags and either use a hole punch or just poke through the paper with the scissors to create a hole in the name tags for the raffia. String a few strands of raffia through the hole and set aside.
You can then take the other cut-out and place it inside the jar ring and on top of the lid. You can trim the paper as needed to make sure it fits correctly and is centered.
Once the jars are all assembled and the lids on, its time to tie on the name tags. The raffia we used was pretty long so we wrapped it around the top of the jar a few times before tying it in a bow. Trim off any excess raffia and position the name tag where you a would like it.
And there you have a it, a quick little gift that any kid in your life will enjoy!