So the girlie and I got crafty over the weekend and recreated one of the birthday party crafts more into the Halloween spirit of things.
to this in a few short steps!
Of course, it’s a lot easier to do if you have a helper this cute
Glue gun and/or stick
Decorative paper or fabric
Cardboard (or a cardboard cake circle)
Take a circular object (we used a dinner plate) and trace around it onto the paper or fabric
Using the same circle (duh!) trace onto the cardboard. If you are going to put something heavy on top, you might want to cut two pieces of cardboard or use one thick piece.
Let your toddler go to town with the glue stick, covering the wrong side of the decorative paper
Adhere to the cardboard circle
While you get ready to use the glue gun, let the toddler go bonkers with the ribbon. This is why I buy double. One to play with, one to use.
Apply a thin line of glue around the edge of the cardboard
More bonkers with the ribbon in the meantime
Press the ribbon down around
Mark as close to the center of the circle as you can
Center the ring of the mason jar and trace around it
Glue around the edge of the line
And let the toddler hold it down until dry. About three seconds, or the length of the three year old’s attention span
Screw the jar into the band and you’re done!
Now, if you’re going to put something heavy or unsteady on top of it (like cupcakes with greedy hands grabbing them off) you’ll want to put a weight of some sort in the jar just to help keep it anchored down. We might have learned this the hard way at the party!