10/06/2010

Kid’s Craft: Halloween Treat Jars


Classified: Easy. This craft is for moms or children 8 and up. It makes a fun gift!
Materials:
1.       Tissue Paper (various colors depending on what ya make)
2.       Mod Podge
3.       Baby Food Jar (or larger if you’d like)
4.       Acrylic Paint
5.       Palette
6.       Sponge Brush
7.       Thin Paint Brush

What to do:
1.       Clean out a baby food jar or larger. Don’t have a baby in hand? I strongly suggest eating baby bananas or apples to obtain a jar. I guess there is some odd fad diet out there where all you eat is jarred baby food- yuck!
2.       Tear pieces of tissue paper into small pieces. In this case I used orange to create a pumpkin
3.       Using Mod Podge, gently coat the outside of the jar using the sponge brush.
4.       Apply a layer of torn tissue paper.
5.       Apply a layer of Mod Podge over the previous layer of torn tissue paper. Allow to dry for 15 minutes.
6.       Now we multi-task; while we are allowing the jar to dry, apply a layer of Mod Podge to the lid. For the pumpkin, add a layer of green. Repeat Step 5. (you may want to add a few layers depending how dark of a green you go!)
7.       After 15 minutes have passed, apply another layer of orange tissue paper to the jar and repeat Step 3-5.
8.       Once the jar is dry, paint a face for your pumpkin. Allow time to dry. Apply another layer of Mod Podge (or two if you prefer).
9.       Want to add a leaf to the pumpkin? Shape green tissue paper into a leaf by bunching and rolling. Apply a few layer of Mod Podge over and adhere it to the lid using tissue paper.
10.   Give it some time to dry thoroughly.

Additional Ideas:
·         Make an apple instead and give it to your child’s teacher. He or she can use it for paper clips or other office supplies.
·         Fill these with candy, potpourri, or use a tea light candle (if you chose this option, please make sure you are very diligent about keeping the paper away from the top!)
·         Other Halloween ideas- ghost, Frankenstein, give it wings- make a bat!

Link of the day: http://www.plaidonline.com/apMP.asp - what is Mod Podge anyway?
I can’t believe I added this one, but In case you are curious http://www.dietsinreview.com/diets/Baby_Food_Diet/

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