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Red, White and Blue Mason Jar Luminaries

Red, White and Blue Mason Jar Luminaries
Red, White and Blue Mason Jar Luminaries
Red, White and Blue Mason Jar Luminaries
Messiness: Medium
Age Range: 2y - 9y
Estimated Time: <30 mins

Activity Designer

Julie Kirkwood
73 Projects
These easy mason jar crafts are so fun to make. Kids can get creative and decorate them many different ways. The basic ingredient? Balloons!

What You'll Need

How We Did It

Red, White and Blue Mason Jar Luminaries
First, I gathered our ingredients. We used jelly-sized jars. To make the star shapes we grabbed a cookie cutter to trace.
Red, White and Blue Mason Jar Luminaries
Next, I took my pinking shears (you can also use a regular scissors) and showed my kids how to snip the tops and bottoms off of the balloons.
Red, White and Blue Mason Jar Luminaries

The kids stretched the balloons over the mason jars in a red/blue pattern. This was great fine motor skill practice -- they really had to stretch them just right to fit over the jars. We used two balloons per jar (one red, one blue).

Red, White and Blue Mason Jar Luminaries
We spread the balloons out so the colors were overlapping a little.
Red, White and Blue Mason Jar Luminaries

Next, we used our star-shaped cookie cutter (you can also draw them freehand, or trace a star puzzle piece) to make stars out of white sheets of foam. We cut them out, then painted them with glue and sprinkled them with glitter.

Red, White and Blue Mason Jar Luminaries
We let the glue dry for a few minutes.
Red, White and Blue Mason Jar Luminaries

Next came the fun of decorating the jars creatively.

Red, White and Blue Mason Jar Luminaries
The kids decided on how they would decorate the jars. Some had ribbons and stars, some had buttons, some had a lot of little stars. We also spread glue over one of the balloon-covered jars and sprinkled glitter on it for some extra sparkle.
Red, White and Blue Mason Jar Luminaries
Once it got dark outside, we slipped our battery-operated tea light candles into the jars. We used them to decorate our table for a candlelight dinner. On Independence Day, they'll be out on our deck, to make things festive while we wait for it to grow dark enough for fireworks.

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