Recycled Craft Jars

Recycled Craft JarsWe recently discovered the book, Eco-Craft by Susan Wasinger at our local library. When we saw this project with recycled jars – we knew that they would be the perfect addition to our atelier.

They are easy to make – simply paint the lids with a low voc wall paint (we bought the small, sample size at the hardware store). Then, use masking tape to create the rectangle for the label (see below). Next, paint 2-3 coats of chalkboard paint – waiting approximately 5 minutes in between coats. Remove the masking tape while the final coat is still wet. You can use a razor blade to clean up the lines after the chalkboard paint is completely dry.

The girls loved writing (and illustrating) the labels for their favorite craft supplies!

Chalk Paint on Jars




With over 10 years of EDU experience and a growing family, Mariah started Playful Learning in 2008 as a resource for parents and teachers. In 2010 Playful Learning received the Parent’s Choice Gold Medal, and in August of 2011, Shambhala Publications released her first book, Playful Learning: Develop Your Child’s Sense of Joy and Wonder. Mariah has an M.S. Ed in Elementary Education and was that girl sitting in the back of class thinking about what she would do differently if she was the teacher. Now she is happily working with a team of gifted educators to bring life-changing lessons to children, families, and schools around the world. In her free time she can be found taking long walks, enjoying a cup of tea, or swimming in the Atlantic with her husband and two daughters.



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