Stop! Don’t send that glass jar to the recycle bin quite yet. Instead, doll it up, pop in a tea light, and add a bit of shine to your holiday. Use them scattered to brighten the household, or make eight short jars with one taller one and use the set as a menorah. This dotting technique is super forgiving and very easy for kids to do.
- Recycled glass jars
- Several colors of 3-D paint (I used Scribbles brand)
- White paper
- Soak jars in warm soapy water to remove labels; dry.
- Slip a rolled up piece of white paper inside the jar. This will make it easier to see what you’re working on.
- Add a simple shape – such as a flower, circle, or star – with one color using dots of paint. Repeat the shape in several places on the jar. Another easy way to start is with a line around or across the jar.
- Outline the shapes in a different color with more dots. Continue adding dots, either outlining the original shape or creating new patterns until the entire jar is covered. You may need to take a break to allow the paint to dry as you move around the jar.
- Once complete, put a votive candle or tea light in each jar.
Tip: By sticking with just three or four colors, your menorah will look great together no matter how many family members contribute their original designs.