Are you looking for a simple, thrifty Mother’s Day idea for kids? Look no further than this adorable mason jar vase:
Mothers Day idea for kids: mason jar vases
So cute, right?! We made these in my classroom for my students’ moms- I really hope the moms liked them as much as I did 🙂 Here’s how I made them:
Start with a plain (cleaned) jar:
Take some paint – I used interior satin wall paint – but you can use any kind! I love to buy mis-tinted paints at the hardware store. Pour some into the jar. Then, simply swirl it around so the entire inside is coated. The kids loved doing this!
Pour out the excess paint. Let this dry overnight.
Here’s the colors the kids had to choose from:
The next day, I had them choose one of the other colors that they didn’t choose to coat their jar with, and I painted their hands with that paint. They loooove this…it’s so funny and tickly 🙂 Then, I had them very carefully place their hand on the glass.
Important tip: hold onto their wrist the entire time! Even as you’re walking to the sink…I made these with Kindergarten and first grade boys…and we managed not to get paint anywhere but the jars! SUCCESS!
Once their handprint dried, it was time to decorate! I let the boys pick a color ribbon they thought their mom would like (I had 5 choices for them), and then we strung a tag onto the ribbon that said “Happy Mothers Day”. Last, we added a fake gerber daisy (my favorite picks for afforable artificial flowers are at the end of this post!), and we ended up with these adorable vases:
Even though we made these for mother’s day…you can make them for anything! Birthdays…Christmas…or just for fun! The ball jars were free, the paint and ribbons were on hand, and I had bought those flowers at a thrift store for a few bucks a few years ago. So, a basically free project 🙂
NOTE: These vases will not be water safe! This project is for artificial flowers only.
Here’s some of my picks for some good artificial flowers to use for this project – click to purchase (they’re all really inexpensive!):
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