Upcycled Storage Jars

Organize craft supplies inside a DIY glass storage jar, a cool upcycled craft idea. The Model Magic topper on the lid makes this kids’ craft fun to make and display!

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  • Crayola Acrylic Paint
  • Crayola Model Magic
  • Crayola Paint Brushes
  • Crayola No-Run School Glue
  • Upcycled Jar with Lid
  • Craft Stick
  • Disposable Cups

CIY Staff Tips:

  • We mixed white, yellow, and blue acrylic paint to make green. Choose any color you desire for the lid.
  • Make multiple storage jars with other Model Magic critters on top—the options are endless!
  • Beyond markers, use Crayola Glitter Glue to add shimmery accents to Model Magic.


Step 1

With a craft stick, mix together white, yellow, and blue acrylic paint in disposable cup.

Step 2

Paint with paint brush onto mason jar lid (removed from the jar). Dry 1–2 hours, then add second coat. Dry another 1–2 hours.

Step 3

Form Model Magic into monster, animal, or critter topper for the lid. Dry overnight.

Step 4

Use markers to add embellishments to Model Magic topper.

Step 5

Attach topper to the top of the lid with school glue. Dry 2 hours.

Step 6

Fill jar with crayons, craft supplies, paper clips, or anything else on hand!

  • Occasion:

    • Upcycle Craft Ideas,

    • Earth Day,

    • Rainy Day Crafts,

    • Back to School

  • Age:

    • 6+,

    • 8+

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