If you read the blog then you know I believe a little glue, tissue paper, and mod podge can make anything beautiful and crafty! This vase made from an empty pickle jar is a great example of just that. It’s a super easy craft that my 2 and 4.5 year olds loved working on together. Here are the simple steps to making your own flower vase.
Here’s what you’ll need:
an empty glass jar with the label removed (the easiest way to do this is to soak the jar in warm soapy water for an hour or so)
small pieces of tissue paper (I chose colors to mimic the azaleas blooming in my front yard)
Here’s what you do:
Have your children paint the jar all over wile glue. This is easiest when you put the glue in a little bowl first.
Then, have your kids apply the tissue paper. The more layers they put on, the more opaque the color will be. We did a thin layer on ours – it looks beautiful when the light shines through.
Paint over the whole thing with mod podge and allow to dry. The mod podge may make the colors bleed together a little bit – be be aware of this when you pick your colors.
Fill with flowers! This vase is perfect for Teacher Appreciation Day (we gave ours to Cameron’s teachers,) Mother’s Day, or just to have around the house.