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butterfly magnets

For Somebunny Special

Jelly beans and Easter go together like…soup and sandwich? A horse and carriage? Peanut butter and jelly? Take your pick, but no matter how you spin it, jelly beans are the perfect treat to hand out to the little ones if you’re hosting an Easter egg hunt or a brunch.

There’s absolutely no shame in handing them out in ziplock bags, but if you’re looking for a way to step up your game, I’ve got the solution.

Materials

  • 8 ounce mason jars with canning lids
  • artificial grass (miniature scale for dollhouses)
  • glue
  • scissors
  • plastic rabbit figures
  • green paint
  • hot glue gun

The Grassy Knoll

Oh, there’s gonna be a cover-up alright, but trust me when I tell you there’s no conspiracy here! Just some boring canning lids that we’re going to take to the next level with the help of a little artificial grass.

To get started, download and print the mason jar template. Cut it out and use it trace a circle on the back of the grass tile. The beauty of using the two piece canning lids instead of the regular mason jar lids is that we can use the ring to cover the edge of the grass. Trust me when I tell you that no matter how carefully you cut the grass, the edge is not going to be pretty. And it would be super tedious to make sure that it aligns perfectly with the edge of the lid. So, this trick is going to save us time and frustration. Next, glue the grass to the center of the lid. The grass won’t cover the entire lid because we want the ring to fit snugly.

Valentine's Day envelope
Valentine's Day envelope

While the canning lid is drying, we’re going to move on to the next step. Cover the ring with a light coat of the green paint. Follow it up with two to three more coats, allowing time for each one to dry, Once you’re satisfied with the paint coverage, put a line of glue around the outer edge of the lid, just outside of the grass and press it into the underside of the ring. 

To Top it Off

Now is the time for the pièce de résistance! Which just happens to be the easiest step yet! Apply little dots of glue to the bottoms of each of the bunny’s feet and glue him to the center of your grass.

And that’s all, folks!  The kiddos will love these treat jars, and their smiles will be the perfect reward for the extra work.

 

butterfly magnets
butterfly magnets