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Jar Lid Glitter Bugs

Jar Lid Glitter Bugs a cute recycled lid craft for kids! Great for Earth Day! From CraftsbyAmanda.com

Are you one of those crafters that saves every empty jar from the kitchen? Jelly, pickles, capers, etc, they all get washed and turned into some sort of craft project, don’t they? What do you do with the lids if you don’t use them? That’s when you turn to the kids and make a fun recycled lid craft like this one!

Jar Lid Glitter Bugs a cute recycled lid craft for kids! Great for Earth Day! From CraftsbyAmanda.com

This cute recycled lid craft is made from different sized jar lids, glitter paint, some googly eyes, and pipe cleaners. It’s a great project for Earth Day, which is approaching quickly!

Jar Lid Glitter Bugs a cute recycled lid craft for kids! Great for Earth Day! From CraftsbyAmanda.com

I always have a stack of jar lids waiting in the craft drawer. If I use jars to make luminaries or other jar crafts, I never throw out the lids. There are just too many possibilities!

Jar Lid Glitter Bugs a cute recycled lid craft for kids! Great for Earth Day! From CraftsbyAmanda.com

For these, paint the lids with white paint first, to cover up any words or patterns from the original lid design. Then coat them with a generous amount of glitter paint. While the paint is still dry, add the googly eyes. This saves you the step of gluing them on.

Jar Lid Glitter Bugs a cute recycled lid craft for kids! Great for Earth Day! From CraftsbyAmanda.com

When they are completely dry, turn them over and glue the pipe cleaners in place for the legs.

Jar Lid Glitter Bugs a cute recycled lid craft for kids! Great for Earth Day! From CraftsbyAmanda.com

Other Recycled Lid Crafts

Plastic Lid Monsters
Plastic Lid Ladybugs
Plastic Yogurt Lid Mobile – El hada de papel
Plastic Lid Birdies – Meet the Dubiens

Jar Lid Glitter Bugs

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Jar Lid Glitter Bugs

What you need:

  • Recycled jar lids
  • White acrylic craft paint
  • Glitter paint
  • Googly eyes
  • Glittery pipe cleaners
  • Hot glue gun

What you do:

  1. Paint the lids with two coats of white paint, allowing the paint to dry between coats.
  2. Paint each lid with a generous amount of glitter paint.
  3. While paint is still wet, position two goggly eyes on each lid. Allow paint to dry completely.
  4. Cut pipe cleaners into thirds. Turn lids over and hot glue pipe cleaners to the inside of the lid for the legs. You can bend them so that the legs are straight out to the sides or erect.
http://craftsbyamanda.com/2013/03/recycled-lid-craft-glitter-bugs.html

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10 Responses to Jar Lid Glitter Bugs

  1. 1
    Sue McEndree says:

    AWWWW How Cute.. I always have lids that either the jar got used for something else or they’ve gotten broken. Now I know what to use those lids for LOL. Thanks for posting this.

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    Casse-bonbec says:

    O, you’re saving my life. I do keep lids because “they might be useful” and my husband makes fun of me…
    They’re so cute!

  3. 3
    Jill says:

    These are just fab, have some googly eyes from a recent project so looking forward to making some of these with my little boy! Have pinned. x

  4. 4

    Great idea for the grandkids. I’ve discovered your site from a post at Dollar Store Crafts.

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    These are super cute!I am off to pin them.

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