This month’s recycling material for Project: Recycle & Create is JARS!
And we made a Garden in a Jar!
I did this craft activity with my 4-6 year old class, under supervision of course, since glass could break when not careful. One could use plastic bottles/jars instead.
What we used:
– White cupcake liners
– Flower cut outs
– Green sticks
– Shredded green paper
– Glass jar(baby food ones)
– Sticky gum
– Green crayons
What we did:
1) I’ve asked the kids to colour the cupcake liners green, front and back.
2) Then I showed them how to cut all around the liner, bending it upwards, making the “grass” around the jar.
3) The lid was glued onto the liner, and was pressed down(counting to 10).
4) The “garden” was built inside the lid: adding pieces of sticky gum for the stick to stand in, then they glued a flower onto the stick (stem).
5) Lastly they added the shredded green paper(grass around the main flower, and scattered more flowers around. The jar was screwed on top, and there you go!
Garden in a Jar Recycle Craft! They were so excited about their craft, they went around to show the other teachers too!
If you have missed our previous Recycle and Create projects, click on the links below to see them!
House on Fire from a Cardboard box
Memo Board from Packaging
Ring Toss Game from Cardboard Tubes
Easter Cross from Egg Cartons
Play Ideas for Bottle Caps
Bubble Wrap Prints Gift Wrap
Come and see what my co-hosts created with jars this month too!
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Emma @ P is for Preschooler says
How pretty! These would be great for winter – to remind you that spring is near! 🙂
JDaniel4's Mom says
This is super cute! I love the final product!