Add a gorgeous glow to your Independence Day celebrations with these fun and easy patriotic kid-made mason jar lights!
Red White & Blue Mason Jar Luminaries
We had a blast creating our mason jar lights for the upcoming 4th of July holiday! This is a great craft for tweens and teens, though younger kids can do this with adult assistance. You need only a few basic supplies and there are so many ways to customize this project and make it your own.
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- Mason jars (any size) with lids
- Small red, white, & blue string lights
- Rubber cement
- Silver spray paint
Paint designs using rubber cement on the sides of your mason jars. We did stars because they would provide a large enough space for the colored lights to shine through.
Allow rubber cement to dry completely. Spray the entire mason jar with an even coat of silver spray paint (remove mason jar lid first). If needed, apply a second coat of paint.
Once paint is completely dry, remove rubber cement to reveal clear glass below in the designs you made.
TIP: Trace the outline of your designs with a ballpoint pin to free up the rubber cement for easier peeling.
Use red or blue nail polish to trace around the outline of your designs for a smoother look.
Place a strand of red, white, and blue string lights inside the jar, turn them on, and put the lid back in the jar.
Enjoy the beautiful festive glowing mason jar lights you created!
- Always supervise children and assist depending on the age and skill level.
- The craft uses materials that produce fumes, so do this in a well-ventilated area.
- We did the spray painting step outside over scrap paper to avoid making a mess.
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