Paint A Small Mason Jar Red, Then Fill It With Candy For The Perfect Back-To-School Teacher Gift

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mason jar apples supplies

Janine Ngai for LittleThings

  • Short mason jar
  • Red paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Green paint
  • Green paper
  • Scissors
  • Wrapped candies
  • Industrial strength glue
  • Brown wooden knob

Step #1: Paint Mason Jar Red

paint mason jar red

Janine Ngai for LittleThings

To begin, paint the glass part of the mason jar red.

You can use a paintbrush for this step, but we’ve found that a sponge brush may work even more effectively.

Step #2: Paint Lid Green

paint lid green

Janine Ngai for LittleThings

Next, paint both parts of the mason jar lid green.

The lid is meant to look like the stem and leaves of the apple.

Wait for both the jar and the lid to dry before moving onto the next step.

Step #3: Cut Green Paper Into Leaf Shapes

cut green paper

Janine Ngai for LittleThings

After all the paint has dried, cut out some pieces of green paper in leaf shapes.

You can cut these out freehand or print out some templates.

Step #4: Glue Leaves And Knob To Lid

glue leaves and knob

Janine Ngai for LittleThings

Next, use industrial strength glue to attach the leaves to the lid of the mason jar.

On top of the leaves, attach your small wooden knob using the same industrial strength glue.

Step #5: Fill Jar With Candy

fill jar with candy

Janine Ngai for LittleThings

Once the glue has dried, fill the jar with candy.

For this step, you can use any type of candy you want (whatever you think the teacher will like best)!

Step #6: Screw Lid Onto Jar

put lid on jar

Janine Ngai for LittleThings

Finally, screw the lid onto the jar — now your mason jar apple is complete!

Next, pack it into your child’s backpack for the first day of school.

Step #7: Give Completed “Apple” To Teacher!

give apple to teacher

Janine Ngai for LittleThings

When your child heads to school on the first day, remind them to give the “apple” to their new teacher!

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