DIY Collection Jars for Kids
Upcycled Washi Tape Craft from Peanut Butter Jars
Peanut butter is very popular at our house, which is great because it's quick and easy, but it's always bothered me to just throw the plastic jars in the recycling bin when we're done. And like any parent, I'm always looking for activities to entertain my little ones. One day we were playing outside, and I was being brought beautiful flower (i.e., dandelion) after beautiful flower. To save myself from having to come up with original, excited reactions to each new offering, I suggested they make a collection first, then bring their whole collection to show me. And, bingo! It hit me: they needed collection jars!
The original collection jars were not so pretty... they were simply the peanut butter jars, sans labels. But I wanted to "pretty them up," and I had yet to play around with washi tape, so I gave this a shot, and my girls were thrilled with how they turned out. They even decorated their own. The washi tape was especially awesome for them because they could rip it themselves and reapply it easily when they wanted to reposition their designs (which they did constantly). I think the only drawback to the washi tape is that it's a little pricey, but if you use your 40% off craft store coupon, it's not so bad.
And that was it! Let the collecting begin.