A Gift for Mom

This is a great easy craft dads can help kids make for mom or mom and kids can make for grandmas: painted mason jar vases! The kids did this one almost entirely by themselves and they turned out really cute!


  • Mason jars
  • Lids for mason jars
  • Craft paint (I used Martha Stewart Satin Acrylic Paints)
  • Paper bags or newspaper to cover your work surface

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Step 1

Squeeze paint into jars

Step 2


Step 3

You might have to tap the side of the jar to make the paint cover all of the glass

Step 4

You can mix colors

Step 5

Dry. Follow the instructions on the paint you use, we tried letting them air dry but ended up baking them for 30 minutes at 350F. You might want to have a lot of jars on hand. We started out with 4 but the kids kept wanting to do more and more.

Step 6

Fill with flowers and give as a gift! You can also add a ribbon to make it extra special.

Step 7

Done! Cute, right?