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Crayola Create It Yourself

DIY Crafts & Art Projects for Kids and Adults

Winter Season

Valentine's Day Lantern

Create a festive mason jar lantern to decorate for Valentine's Day! Make more than one and fill with string lights or Valentine's Day treats!

Supplies

Construction Paper, 96 ct.
Washable Glitter Paint Set, 6 ct.
Sponge/Sphonge Brush
Mason Jars
Battery Operated Lights
Ribbon

Instructions

  1. To create a resist, start by drawing a heart on a piece of paper and cutting it out. Tape your heart to the outside of the jar.
  2. Using a sponge or sponge tip brush, coat the outside of the jar in Crayola Washable Kids Paint. For extra sparkle, use the Glitter or Metallic paints. Set aside to dry.
  3. When completely dry, peel away the heart to reveal the resist.
  4. To create a frosted effect, roll a piece of parchment paper and place inside your jar. Use your fingers to fit it to the inside of your jar.
  5. Fill your jar with battery operated string lights, sweet treats or Valentine's Day messages!
  6. Add festive ribbon around the rim of your jar and display!