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Recycled Craft: Baby Food Jar Animals

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Recycled baby food jar into a friendly puppy.

Some days crafts are about making something nice.  Other days they’re about keeping the kids busy.  If you’re looking for a craft for kids that utilizes things you already have on hand, these baby food jar pals will fit the bill.  I used stuff we already had, including a few things out of the craft box, and they went together pretty quickly.

What you need to make baby food jar pals:

  • Empty baby food jar
  • Cotton balls
  • Colored pom poms
  • Construction paper or pipe cleaners for ears
  • Googly eyes
  • Hot glue
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Basic craft supplies for a baby food jar pal.

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Have your kid fill the baby food (or other jar) with cotton balls.

We also bunched some colored pom poms in to make “spots” on our doggie.  Turn the jar upside down so that the lid makes a base with a neck.

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Glue on googley eyes.

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Use pom poms to give your new pal the rest of his face.

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Cut out two ears (or make them from pipe cleaners). Glue them to your jar.

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Dot made a bunny, while I made a dog.

I added a collar to the dog by gluing a thin strip of construction paper around the lid of the jar and putting a button on the front.

What I Learned the Hard Way: My kid is really uncomfortable with the idea that the top of the jar could become the bottom, so she left the lid at the top for her bunny.

Discussion

2 comments for “Recycled Craft: Baby Food Jar Animals”

  1. I bet you can make a gardening type theme with the empty jars.

    Posted by michele | June 28, 2011, 2:27 pm
  2. [...] Baby Food Jar Animals from Craft Jr. [...]

    Posted by Link Love: Gifts in a Jar | FaveCraftsBlog | September 8, 2011, 9:55 am

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