Mother's Day Mason Jar Vase

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I'm getting my mother's day ideas all ready this weekend and wanted to share what I have in mind.

Last year we made these Mason Jars and they were incredible!  I mentioned them to my current class this year and they all said that they remembered them from last year (they saw their friends with them) so I need to get ready to make them again.
To make them you'll need:
Mason Jars
Tissue Paper
White Acrylic Paint
Elmer's Glue

The original plan was to swirl the paint around inside the jar but that wasn't working for my class of 27 students due to the amount of paint I would need for a larger class.  So I ended up cutting up some tissue paper into small squares and had the kids individually glue the tissue all inside the jar.  This was perfect because it gave the jars a perfect glowing look to them.  

After they dried, I painted each child's hand with the acrylic paint and a foam brush, and I helped them carefully place their hand over the center of the jar.  

Once the handprints were dry, I added bows to each jar.  The ribbon I intended to use was too wide and it wouldn't tie into a neat bow, so I used this back up ribbon that I had in my classroom. 

Last, we made some tissue flowers and placed them inside. 

Purchasing Tip: 
Buy the jars in bulk.  I got these at Joann's with a 40% off coupon. (They currently have 50% off coupons through their app that you could use.)  The jars come in cases of 12.  The size you will need depends on the size of your students' hands.  I bought the smaller ones which would work for k-2nd graders.  You may need larger ones for grades 3 and up. 

The inspiration for this craft came from  Christina's Adventures.  Her jars are beautiful and I couldn't resist making this craft!  

I hope this idea works for you! 

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