When my sister was here visiting I decided that one of our little craft projects was to make some Quirky Animal jar painted lids to hold fun, colourful supplies like pom poms, marbles, alphabet letters and coloured chalk. My grandchildren are going to love them!
These are super easy to do. I bought my toy plastic animals at the dollar store but you can get fancier expensive ones at craft stores. The jars were also bought from the dollar store. You can use whatever jars you have in the house though.
First of all you spray all of the jar lids, animals and whatever else you have lying around that is begging to be painted with a white primer. You could skip this step however that would mean you’d have to spray way more colour over each item to get good coverage. My sister Linda is doing this – she’s a real go getter and wanted to get down to business ASAP!
I used Krylon Color Master spays in 4 different colours. You then spray your items – it took about 3 coats to totally get good coverage.
You’ll want to do this outside as the spray paints are fairly toxic.
Next I used Gorilla Super glue to glue the animals onto the painted jar lids. You have to choose animals with fairly substantial feet otherwise you won’t have enough surface area to glue the animal to the lid. Do this outside as the glue really has a strong smell…….or at least do this step in a well ventilated area.
These two little beauties were too big to go ontop of the jar lids however i thought they would make a cute addition to my shelves.
And Voila! You have your super duper colourful animal jar lids to fill up with all kinds of crafty and artsy goodness!
Your kids or grandchildren (or your inner child!) will love this craft!
Love, Violette xo