Our Christmas Gift

We made lanterns as holiday gifts for our families.  This really was an inexpensive project to make.

You need glass jars (all donated), Mod Podge, and tissue paper.  Kids cut the tissue paper into squares and then applied a thin layer of Mod Podge onto the jar.  Next, they put their pieces of tissue paper onto the jar.  I went around and touched up the tissue paper to ensure that it was all glued down.  Afterwards, I sprayed with Mod Podge clear sealer and added a tea light.

Another alternative would be to collect glass baby food jars cover as directed above and give for Valentine's Day or Mother's Day with a cute poem.  

Happy Teaching and Learning!


  1. Those are really cute. I see some snowmen on them. Did the jar have the designs on them already?

  2. No. It is tissue paper. I tried to find some festive designs the kids would like. They used Mod Podge to glue onto the jar.

  3. I've always wanted to try this project. Great idea to find tissue paper with designs! Thanks for linking up.
    Finally in First

  4. I love this idea!! I am going to try it this year!! Thanks for sharing!
    Kindergarten Boom Boom


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