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I gotta confess.
This craft is a year old.
It has taken me that long to post pictures of it. :D Last summer, we were on the brink of going from a family of 3 to a family of 4. Even though I was hugely pregnant and even though every day was hot, humid and unbearably hazy, I was nesting like there was no tomorrow. I tried to get as many things possible finished by summer’s end – including baking vats of slow cooker applesauce and throwing Lily a 5th birthday party.
Somewhere in all of that excitement, I decided to put some of the many crayons I have stockpiled to good use and turned the into a ridiculously cute back to school gift for Lily’s Pre-K teacher. Bright and cheery, this craft was also easy to put together.
Here’s what you need:
:: 2-3 boxes (16 ct) of new crayons (amount will depend on the size of your jar)
:: Some sort of clear double-sided adhesive. We used glue craft dots. Double-sided tape or even a hot glue gun would work too.
:: Decorative ribbon
:: Clear glass or plastic jar (with or without lid) with SMOOTH sides all the way around
:: (Optional) Candy or small school supplies to fill the jar with – I used candy corn because it is so bright and cheery. I was also afraid that if I used chocolate it would melt as back to school time is still pretty warm here in SE PA.
:: (Optional) Small decoration to cover the spot where the ribbon ends meet. I found a cute wooden apple decoration at AC Moore.
How to make:
:: Use adhesive to attach crayons around the jar so that each crayon touches the next. Attach crayons directly to the side of the jar.
:: Cut ribbon to a length that wraps once around the jar with crayons (leaving a little overlap).
:: Glue or tape ribbon in place.
:: Glue or tape decoration (if using one) in place over the ribbon ends.
:: Fill with candy or school supplies (if you’re filling the jar).
So cute! This would look incredibly colorful and fun on a teacher’s desk or shelf.