Hmm what to do on rainy winter weekends with the kids? I came up with a fun and cute craft that my girls enjoyed making with a friend during a recent play date – my Winter Bird Mason Jars. Here’s how to make them!
Winter Bird Mason Jars
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- Xyron Creative Station
- Xyron 1.5-inch Create-A-Sticker
- Glitter paper
- Empty toilet rolls
- Pom poms
- Hot glue
- 6-inch black beads
- Mason jars
Cut a piece of glitter paper big enough to cover an empty toilet roll. Add adhesive to the back (I used my Xyron Creative Station).
Carefully cover the toilet roll with the glitter paper.
Repeat with a few other colors, and using scissors, cut the toilet roll into 1/2-inch pieces.
I made a regular bird with a tail, and an owl. I’ll start with the regular bird. Glue a few toilet roll pieces in different colors, slightly staggered.
Cover the mason jar lid with more glitter paper by tracing the lid onto the back of the paper, cutting out the circle with scissors, and running the circle through the Xyron Creative Station and adhering it onto the mason jar lid. Then, take a large pom pom and hot glue it to the mason jar lid, followed by a smaller one.
Use hot glue to attach the tail underneath the large pom pom.
To make the beak, take a small square piece of glitter paper and run it through the Xyron 1.5-inch Create-a-Sticker to apply adhesive to the entire back. Then fold the paper diagonally to make a two-sided triangle.
Then using just a smidge of hot glue along the folded edge of the triangle, attach it to the bird’s face, along with two beads for eyes.
For the owl, we’ll do two toilet roll pieces on either side as wings. I cut the pieces in half because they were too long as is. Then I hot glued them together, slightly staggered.
Then I hot glued the wing in between the pom poms.
Make the beak in the same manner. Then, I used a round hole punch and ran them through my Xyron 1.5-inch Create-a-Sticker and attached them to the pom pom, and hot glued the bead eyes on top. A finishing touch for both birdies – some twine tied in a bow.
All done. Fill the jar with candies or trinkets. Your kiddo will be proud to give these as gifts or to keep in their room to store special treasures.
This was a fun and rewarding way to spend a rainy afternoon with friends. I toted all the supplies over to their friend’s house in a plastic box. My girls are 9 years old so they were fine to use hot glue with some supervision, but you can do the hot glue parts if you wish. Happy Winter Crafting!
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