Are you looking for a super cheap, fun, craft to do with the kiddos or at a birthday party-try out a DIY Fairy Jar! Chances are you already have most the ingredients at home and with just 10 minutes you can create a whimsical glowing fairy jar for your little one! To make this craft you need: a jar, mod podge, foam brush, piece of tissue paper, and a cut out of a fairy. I recommend choosing a simple fairy silhouette if your child is going to cut it out. There are some super detailed ones that could be fun to do too if you are good with scissors.
To get started take your clean jar and apply some mod podge onto one side. Place the fairy on top of the the mod podge and gently press with fingers.
Gently apply a coat on top of the fairy to keep her in place.
Next, working in small 2 inch sections slowly roll the tissue paper over the mod podged covered jar until the entire thing is wrapped. On the bottom of the jar you will have excess tissue paper. Use scissors to to cut it off. Apply mod podge to the bottom of the jar and carefully fold the tissue paper ends like wrapping a present. Then cover the entire thing in another coat of mod podge.
Place upside down to let it dry. Making 2 glowing fairy jars took about 10 minutes total. My 5 year old was able to help complete all the steps. This craft is very kid friendly and the result is super cool!
Once it is dry, place a battery operated tea light in it or you can use a candle if it is going to be monitored by an adult and watch your fairy jar come to life! On the one I made I added a bit of green tissue paper to the bottom of the jar and I love how it turned out!
My 5 year old opted for a red tissue paper that had gold glitter on it. It turned out really cute too! We both loved doing this craft together! This would make an awesome gift idea for any little one! It doesn’t have to be just fairies for these glow jar, the sky is the limit!
Have fun and let us know if you make some by posting a photo on our Facebook page!