- Age Guideline: 6 Years and Up
- Time Required: 30 minutes (Does not include drying time)
The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances.
Start out by making sure your jar is clean and dry. Wash it with warm soapy water and let it dry completely before you use it.
You can use any ordinary jar of any color. You can find colored jars, like th one I used, at a craft store, or you can try making your own colored jars. You can use transparent glass paint, which can be found at any craft store (compare prices).
If you don't want to spend money on glass paint, you can try making your own by using regular white glue and coloring it using several drops of food coloring. Before you spend the time covering your entire jar, test this on a small area by brushing on a thin layer using a paint brush first and let it dry completely to make sure you get the results you desire. If you aren't happy with the results, simply wash off the colored glue and try again. You can adjust the color by adding more or less food coloring and if the glue is too thick you can try watering it down just a little bit.
If you do color your jar, make sure it dries completely before you start attaching the wire and buttons.
Start out by cutting two piece of wire. For the first piece, measure around the top of the jar. Add an inch to that measurement and cut a piece of wire to that length. You should cut the second piece of wire about 15-inches long.
Wrap the first piece of wire loosely around the top of the jar so it sits between the threads. Take your second piece of wire and wrap each end around the first wire so that they are opposite each other. This will make a simple handle. Once you have that situated where you want it, twist the ends of the first wire together so it now fits tightly around the top of the jar (you may want to use a needle nose pliers to get it as tight as possible). The handle is mostly for decorative purposes so be careful if you use it to lift the jar.
Now gather together your buttons. You will need 13 yellow buttons, 12 orange buttons, and 3 white buttons. Make sure all of the buttons are of a similar size.
To glue the buttons onto the jar, set the jar on a flat surface and start out by gluing 7 yellow buttons along the bottom edge of the jar. Glue on the next row that features 6 yellow buttons and then continue gluing on the orange and white buttons, using the photo as a guide, until your candy corn is completely formed.
Let the glue dry and then your fancy candy corn jar is ready to use. Will you use it as a candy jar or candle holder? If you make this candy corn craft, make sure you send in a photo so it can be posted here. You can also get your own Halloween crafts published.
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