Hands on Crafts For Kids is the resource for kids craft projects and instructions for kids 6-12 and parents, teachers and other group leaders. It includes school and curriculum based projects,  multi cultural projects, and every day, holiday and seasonal ideas.

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Jenny Barnett-Rohrs makes jars inspired by sea glass.

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Hosts: Jenny Barnett-Rohrs

Always cover your work surface with a mat or some type of protective covering like wax paper or plastic.

Age Range: 7 to 12

Grade Range: 2 to 6

Skill Level: Easy

Appropriate for These Special Events:
Every Day, Gift Giving and Rainy Days

Supports Subject Areas of:
Language Arts – e.g. step by step instructions
Visual Arts

Time needed for project:
1 hour plus drying time



Designed by Linda Gorman

Bring the beach inside with these sea-glass inspired votives.

Elmer’s® School Glue
Glass jars (like baby food jars)
Food color in blue or green
Paint brush
Craft stick for mixing
Foam Brush
Waxed paper
Battery-operated tea light candles.


  1. Mix white glue and a few drop of food color in a small dish with the craft stick.
  2. Using a foam brush, paint the outside of a clean and dried jar. Let dry.
  3. Using scissors, cut a length of twine that will wrap around the mouth of the jar 3-4 times. Tie a knot to secure. Dab with white glue to keep from fraying and to keep it in place.
  4. Using a foam brush, paint the bottom third of the jar with white glue. Roll the bottom of the jar in a tub of clean craft sand. Set aside on some waxed paper to dry.
  5. Using white glue, add small shells or pieces of beach glass to embellish.
  6. Put a battery-operated tea light inside to use as a night-light or use it to keep small desk supplies organized.


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