Mason Jar Lanterns: Crafting With Kids


Using acrylic paint, outdoor Mod Podge, a few scraps of sandpaper and some mason jars, we created gorgeous mason jar luminaries! This is a great activity to try with the kids - they will be so proud of their glowing lanterns. Try this at BBQs, as party favours, or while camping!
mason jar lanterns craft with kids, crafts, decoupage, mason jars, repurposing upcycling
A beautiful way to light up the night...
mason jar lanterns craft with kids, crafts, decoupage, mason jars, repurposing upcycling
Start with a palette of acrylic paints.
mason jar lanterns craft with kids, crafts, decoupage, mason jars, repurposing upcycling
Paint the entire jar. We flipped it upside down for easy mess-free painting.
mason jar lanterns craft with kids, crafts, decoupage, mason jars, repurposing upcycling
Paint the entire jar and put it aside to dry.
mason jar lanterns craft with kids, crafts, decoupage, mason jars, repurposing upcycling
Once dry, sand the jar to allow for "peek-a-boo" spaces that the light can shine through.
mason jar lanterns craft with kids, crafts, decoupage, mason jars, repurposing upcycling
Coat with Mod Podge Outdoor (great stuff!) and let dry.
mason jar lanterns craft with kids, crafts, decoupage, mason jars, repurposing upcycling
Tie twine to a jar lid and screw it onto the jar.
mason jar lanterns craft with kids, crafts, decoupage, mason jars, repurposing upcycling
Admire your beautiful lantern collection. If your kidlets have made their own lanterns, use a battery operated tea-light in their jars.

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