Painted Jars Make Gorgeous Tea Lights! (Preschool-friendly Craft Idea)

You know those glass jars you get when you buy pasta sauces or jam? Yeah, I keep all of those. I actually love to drink water out of jars I swear it tastes better. But my cupboard was getting crowded, so I decided it was time to do something fun with them. So I pulled them out, grabbed some of Emmas paints, water, and paintbrushes, and said, There ya go, honey. Have fun!

Oh my word, this is fun for a 3-year-old. Okay, it was fun for me, too. I may or may not have split the jars up evenly so we could both paint. 😉

We put tea lights inside each one (the big jar actually fit three of them!) and turned the lights off to enjoy the show. Emma loved it!

Ready to dig into your cupboards for some glass jars? If you dont have any, I recommend checking out thrift stores Ive come across some awesome glasses and jars for very cheap there.

Note: If there is any worry about heat, you can use batter-powered tea lights! Thanks to readers Penny and Kim for the suggestion. 🙂

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