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Glowing Fairy Jar

With some glowing paint, a paintbrush and a little time, you and your child can make this beautiful jar of fairy-like light that magically glows in the dark.

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Robot Jar

The perfect Mason jar craft to use up all those other odds and ends of crafting supplies you have lying around, this cool robot can be customized by your child and is great for a beginning craft enthusiast.

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Recycled Glass Terrarium

Almost all kids love to watch things grow and enjoy getting their hands dirty. This craft indulges all of this, can be made in just a few minutes and the fun lasts year-round. For extra fun why not add a few dinos into the mix!?

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Rainbow in a Jar

If you don’t mind a bit of a salty mess at craft time, have some colorful chalk and recycled Mason jars, your child can create some beautiful, wavy, rainbow-filled jars that shift, change and impress little ones when lightly shaken.

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Mason Jar Aquarium

A sweet beachy educational project for homeschoolers or any kids, these homemade aquariums will delight while kids talk and learn about the ocean.

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Paint & Plant Jars

Spray painted Mason jars aren’t too exciting, but add cute stenciled images or cut-outs and some transferred plants and kids will enjoy this art and garden project. Plus, you can adapt the project to any season beyond Easter using different colors, designs and plants.

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Mason Jar Snow Globe

A super simple and sweet holiday craft that kids can personalize with any small toys or objects they like. Need a smaller snow globe? See these globes made with baby food jars.

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Superhero Toy Storage Jar

These adorable superhero Mason jar toppers can be made by you and the kids and look super cute on your little superhero’s bedroom shelf, plus hey, we’re all for extra organization. If your child isn’t into superhero gear, try making sweet animal toppers instead.

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Recycled Lava Lamp

Get in tune with your inner flower child, and help your kid discover his while making these groovy lava lamps with some Alka-Seltzer and a recycled Mason jar.

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LEGO Head Jars

This project is so cute for so many things. Use these jars for party favors, kitchen goods or yes, even storing and sorting LEGO bricks.

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Water Xylophone

Recycle those Mason jars into a wonderful musical xylophone for young kids. Plus, when this project is over, you can reuse the jars again for yet another craft project!

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Mason Jar Bank

Kids won’t mind saving money as much once they have their own personally decorated piggy bank made with a recycled jar.

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Solar Jar

Solar power is fascinating to kids and you can help them harness this power with this awesome project. More than just cool, this project is functional as a real working nightlight in a child’s room. Also check out these beautiful rainbow colored solar jars.

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Glass Jar Photo Frames

While not the most exciting recycled Mason jar project on this list, this is a perfect gift-minded project for kids to work on. They can choose the pictures, decorate the jar to add to the fun, then watch the delight of the gift receiver on Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, a grandparent’s birthday or other holiday event.

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Halloween Jars

Bookmark this fun and inexpensive Jack o’lantern jar craft for autumn. It’s easy for kids to decorate Halloween jars and they can gain even more inspiration here. OR if your child isn’t too spooked, try these scary spider jars.

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Gumball Machine!

Ok, this project is very hands-on when it comes to adult help – clearly, but it’s too sweet not to share. What kid wouldn’t be utterly delighted to see an old recycled jar turn into an awesome candy or gum dispensing machine? Find some more easy, detailed candy dispenser instructions here.

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