I was totally spoilt growing up by the sea. We could go down to the beach whenever we liked and it remains my favourite place to be. A few weeks ago we enjoyed our annual holiday in Devon by the sea and we collected a *lot* of sea glass. It seems to have become our tradition to go searching for beach treasure.
This year we brought a lot home with us to craft with! Which was kind of lucky because today we’re taking part in the fourth craft in the Project: Recycle and Create series. The material this month were jars.
Today I’m going to show you how we recycled a glass jar and our beach treasure to make a sea glass sun catcher.
empty jar, washed with the label removed
Sea glass sun catcher jar
We love crafting with sea glass. It’s been buffeted smooth by the waves so it’s a really child-friendly material. Did you know you can clean it to make it shinier? You can read how over here in a previous post.
Once you have your sea glass ready, fill up your glass jar. We had fun finding different colours and pieces to fill the gaps in our jar.
Place a lid on your jar, just in case someone knocks it over!, and set on a windowsill so the sun can shine through the glass.
Project: Recycle and Create is a monthly craft challenge celebrating eco-friendly creativity in children!
Don’t forget to see what the other participants have made:
DIY Snow globe by Kidz Activities(not shown)
Recycle Plastic Pendant by Our Whimsicle Days
Calm Down Sensory Bottle by Sugar Aunts
Easy Teacher Appreciation Gift by Crafty Mama in ME
Chalkboard Lid Jars by Play and Learn Everyday
Photo Jar Luminaries by Mum in the Madhouse
Edible Sand Jars by Playdough & Popsicles
Fairy Lights Recycle Jars by Peakle Pie
Washi Tape Photo Jars by Teach me Mommy
Nature Gifts by Nemscok Farms