How to make a simple storage jar craft

You'll only need four materials to make these creative storage jars and the kids will love choosing the shapes and colours for the lids, you never know, it might encourage them to keep their things tidy...

Get the kids to manage their own mess while enjoying a fun craft afternoon, all in one!

These sweet storage jars are perfect for keeping pens, pencils, small toys and all manner of bits and bobs in order. Because of their glass bottoms you can still see exactly where everything is, it just won’t be spilled all over the floor or table!

If your house is anything like ours then we’re sure you’ll have plenty of plastic toys lying around not being played with anymore. Put them to good use on the top of these jars, giving them a new lease of life.

This craft will only take half a morning or afternoon and you’ll have a lovely personalised storage solution by the end.

Why not get each of your children to choose a colour for their things, or a particular type of animal? So you can keep all of their bits together easily.

These jars can also easily be adapted for events throughout the year. Why not use rabbits for Easter or reindeer for Christmas? Then you can fill them full of your favourite sweets or biscuits and leave them out as a decoration and a treat jar in one, that’s our favourite kind of multi-tasking!

You will need

-Jam jars

-Hot glue gun

-Small plastic toys

-Spray paint

Step 1

Clean the jam jars thoroughly. Removing any sticky labels from the glass.

Step 2

Use a hot glue gun to stick one toy onto the top of each lid.

Step 3

Spray the lid with three or four light coats of paint. A few light coats are better than one or two thick ones as it prevents the pain from running. Leave the paint to dry a day or two before you fill the jars with sweet treats.

Top tip: Enamel-based paints give a high-shine finish and come in beautiful colours.

Jessica Dady
Food Editor

Jessica Dady is Food Editor at GoodTo and has over 11 years of experience as a digital editor, specialising in all things food, recipes, and SEO. From the must-buy seasonal food hampers and advent calendars for Christmas to the family-friendly air fryers that’ll make dinner time a breeze, Jessica loves trying and testing various food products to find the best of the best for the busy parents among us. Over the years of working with GoodTo, Jessica has had the privilege of working alongside Future’s Test Kitchen to create how-to videos exclusively for GoodtoEat - as well as writing, testing, and shooting her own recipes. When she’s not embracing the great outdoors with her family at the weekends, Jessica enjoys baking up a storm in the kitchen with her favourite bakes being chocolate chip cookies, cupcakes, and a tray of gooey chocolate brownies