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The holidays are usually a blur for me. Between decorating, cooking and prepping the house, its non-stop. It’s hard not to feel overwhelmed when you add in our everyday chores as parents. I think it’s important to keep the kids occupied with something that you can use, instead of sitting them in front of a screen. Plus, it’s great to encourage your little one’s creativity. We love to choose a few projects every year and have the girls create our holiday décor. They love that we proudly display their projects and they make a great gift for your guests or their school friends! This year, we are excited to share our first Christmas craft idea, the snowman jar!
What You’ll Need
- Yogurt or white chocolate covered pretzels (or any other white snack or candy)
- 3 black buttons
- Red ribbon, yarn or string
- Glue dots or hot glue
How to Create Your Snowman Jar
- Fill your jar with your snack or candy and close top.
- Glue each button in a vertical line in the front of the jar.
- Tie the ribbon, yarn or string around the top. I chose to braid three pieces of yarn to make it look more like a scarf.
If you want to get fancy, hot glue a tiny top hat to the top of the jar. Want to get even fancier? Using a white marker, add the recipient’s name on the hat. They can then serve as a place card at your holiday table.
I love this snowman jar craft because it’s really easy for the kids to create and fairly inexpensive. One snowman jar should cost somewhere around $1-$2, depending on the cost of the jars. I got mine at a local craft store for $1 each, but if you buy them in bulk, they can be even more inexpensive.
We’d love to hear what you think of this snowman jar. Don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter for more fun craft ideas, including our reindeer hot cocoa jar!