Recycled Craft: Baby Food Jar Animals

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

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.

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

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

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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.

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Lorna Doone Brewer is a freelance writer, also known as the Queen Bee. She lives in the beautiful Inland Northwest with three spirited daughters and a wildly outnumbered husband.

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