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Teach Kids to Love and Care for Earth Recycle Craft!

At Planetpals we believe if you teach kids to appreciate beautiful things on Earth, they will learn to love and care for it! It's that simple.

Make your jar any desirable size--with a slew of themes to choose from! Cover only the top-or decorate the jar, too. How about this: Let the contents match the cover-- For instance decorate the top with shells and put beach stones you've collected inside!

Recycled Jars ideas
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Make A Recycled Treasure Jar

At home or at school this craft is cool!

Make your very own favorite themed jar from recycled items.

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Great craft for a school lesson plan, girl scouts, boy scouts or home project,

Have children make a covered Jar to hold their treasures or as a gift for someone special. Mothers Day - Fathers Day - Birthday - Earthday - Anyday!

Here is a list of possible themes for the treasure jar:Dad recycle jar

  • Beachy Beach: Decorated with shells, stones and artifacts to hold favorite beach finds!
  • Mardi Gras Jar: Decorate with Mardi GRAS beads and bubbles left over from a party or parade.
  • Girly Girl: Decorate with beads and baubles, old costume jewelry
  • Toy Boy: Toy parts such as dominoes, dice and odd game or toy pieces.(Playmobile, Lego, monopoly)
  • Fishing Fan: Use fishing lure like small Bobbers, fly's, string, net, etc (leave out the hooks!)
  • Workshop Guy: Screws, bolts, washers etc to hold small parts
  • Barbie Doll: Decorate with doll parts, odd shoes on a fabric covered top
  • Fall Foliage- Decorate with acorns, small pine cones, dried flowers etc
  • Christmas, Holidays : Recycle Decorations--or decorate with candies
  • Other possible themes and materials--anything you can think of!!!

Tools Needed:

  1. Jars (glass or plastic)
  2. Glue
  3. Decorative items such as beads or costume jewelry, shells and rocks etc (see list above)
  4. Your imagination


  • Start with a Jar (size is up to you!)
  • You can paint the cover or cover it with fabric or paper.
  • Decorate just the cover (see photo) or add decor to the jar (we like see thrOUGH to see what's inside!)
  • Taylor make it--if its for mother's day or a girl scout project - make it sparkly! If it's for a kid use toy pieces such as dominoes and dice. A dad use tool such as screws .(see list below)
  • Once the top is filled with materials-you can fill the spaces with a filler such as colored sand, tiny beads.(see the middle jar)
  • Once the top is complete- let it dry carefully.

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