Summer Crafts for Teens: Memory Jar
Want to connect with your teens and pre-teens this summer? For the next few weeks I will be sharing electronic-free, budget friendly crafts for you and your teens to do together (or for them to do alone if you like).
Our versions tend to be more “girly”, but you can easily adapt the crafts to a more masculine style if your teenage boy is interested. See all the Summer Crafts for Teens posts here.
Today’s craft is a Memory Jar.
Clean glass jar
Decorative elements such as Hemp Twine Bead Cord, ribbon, Alphabet Letter Beads
Mod Podge to adhere elements to the jar
Paper to record notes
Memorabilia from activities throughout the year
Apply a thin layer of glue or Mod Podge around the neck of the jar using the sponge brush.
Wrap twine or ribbon around glue, pressing to adhere. (Make sure to clean off any excess Mod Podge or glue.)
Allow to dry. Apply a top coat of Mod Podge to the twine or ribbon if desired.
If using beads, tie a knot in one end of a separate piece of twine. (We used a piece of twine about 12 inches long for our wide mouth jar.)
Add beads and knot again to hold them in place.
Tie a knot a few inches from the other end of the twine.
Add second set of beads and tie a knot at the end of the twine to hold the beads on.
Wrap bead twine around the neck of the jar and tie securely.
Now add notes about memories from the year, ticket stubs, souvenirs and other mementos to the jar. Look at the items periodically to remind you of the fun you had!
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Mod Podge 16-Ounce Glue, Gloss Finish
Hemp Twine Bead Cord 1mm 3 Spool App 30 Feet
Value-Pack 10-Pc Foam Paint Brush Set – Wood Handles
Alphabet Letter Beads 6mm cube 160pc
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