Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Easter Craft Collab; Doll-Sized Chick Candy Jars!

Hi everyone! Today I have the inaugural craft for Anna's and my Easter Craft Collab! Chicks are springish, so I'll be showing you how to make these adorable chick candy jars-in miniature! (In my mind, everything is cuter in miniature.) Okay, let's get started!

You will need;
  • Acrylic paint. I suggest gloss finish.
  • Mini corked glass jars (I got mine at Michaels)
  • A paint brush
  • Orange foam
  • White foam
Here's a close up on my paint-I'm using Apple Barrel Gloss Finish in Dandelion Yellow.

Pour your paint out. I didn't have a palette, so I used a plastic lid. Only start with a little, because it dries quickly, and you don't want to waste any!

Next, paint your jar! Try to make all your strokes go in one direction. I got best results with a horizontal stroke.

While your jar dries, paint your cork. You could do it in a different color, but I left mine matching.

 Next, cut out a little triangle for your chick's beak.

Also cut out two little white circles, for the eyes.

Use a pen to add detail to them.

By now, your jar should be dry, so use a little glue to attach it to the jar.

Then do the same thing for the eyes.

Congratulations! You're done! Adi and Emily had so much fun with this. I tied colored yarn around the necks of the jars to give them character. (AREN'T THEY SOOO CUTE?? EEEE!)
P.S. Anna posted some really fun crafts at her blog, From A Doll's Perspective, so I suggest you hop your little rabbit tail over there!