At HiPP Organic, we’re big on recycling and reusing, so we had a chat with the lovely Gemma Lang about handy ways to up-cycle your little one’s HiPP Jars. Gemma and her little one, Paisley have shared this super fun craft idea that you can try out from the comfort of your own home…
Craft Ideas for Toddlers with @gemmalangx
This week has been all about crafts for us, we’ve loved reusing our HiPP food packaging. With Easter coming up, I thought it would be a fun idea to make something we could give as a little gift! Paisley loves collecting sticks and flowers so thought this would be a great idea to keep her entertained.
So, here’s how to make these beautiful flower jars using a few empty HiPP food jars, some dried flowers and some glue.
First thing Paisley did was eat up all of the yummy food inside the jar. Once that was done, I soaked the label off and cleaned the jar up. We used some flowers that were starting to go over, which I just dried out in the oven for about 10 minutes. I spread them out on a covered baking tray and popped them on a medium heat. Make sure you keep an eye on them, they can burn quickly!
Next, we coated sections of the jar in glue, then stuck the dried flowers onto this, moving onto the next section until we had covered the jar!
We left some gaps in between the petals as I thought it would create a nice effect if it was used as a little tealight holder. I then popped into out of Paisleys reach so that we could let it dry.
Once it has dried you could add things like ribbon or twine around the neck of the jar, even a personalised message if giving it as a gift. I added string to the top of ours and Paisley added a little hand drawn gift tag for her Nana!
Then Paisley insisted that we test the jar out and pop a little candle in it! I think my mum is going to love it, all whilst re-using our used HiPP packaging. Let us know if you try this at home and keep an eye out for more nature-based crafts soon!
Gemma & Paisley (@gemmalangx)