Simple DIY Easter Mason Jar Gift idea for Older Kids, Teens, and Tweens
Are you like me with older children or grandchildren? This age is always hard to buy for especially when you don’t live nearby and the budget is tight. This year instead of spending a fortune on Lindt chocolates I chose to make these simple and easy DIY Easter mason jar gift for tweens. AND I am 100% sure they are going to love it because I hid a carefully bolded cash gift inside.
The idea for these little Easter mason jar gifts came from Michael’s, I saw these great jars with checkered lids and thought they would be perfect for Easter gift giving, I didn’t even have to paint them. I picked up the last four jars they had, then off to grab some Easter candy.
Beside mason jars your going to need
Edible Easter grass
Miniature chocolate eggs
Small Easter bunny
When buying the Easter bunny make sure its small enough to fit inside a mason jar. Take a jar ring with you to check. These smartie Easter bunnies with bright cheerful ears work really well.
Filling the Easter Mason Jar
Begin by folding and wrapping the cash gift, of course you use whatever amount you like. Fold the bill into a small square then wrap in a small piece of plastic wrap as shown.
After handling the money I was my hands and started stuffing the jars with candy. Place a small amount of edible grass in the bottom of each jar so that its about 2 inches high. You may need to use a thin spatula, or spoon to flatten and arrange the grass.
Once the grass is arranged place a wrapped packet of money in the middle of the jar.
Next comes the mini chocolate Easter eggs, if your munchkins are like mine they will intuitively notice if the jars don’t have equal amounts of candy. Using a half cup measure, place 1.5 cups of miniature chocolate eggs in each jar.
Finally add the little Easter bunny to the top and seal the lid.
I think these little DIY Easter mason jars for older kids are the perfect blend of still getting candy, and giving then something more in there age group. I found this especially handy for the little ones that live away. The jars should transport really well, and without close contact I am not aware of exactly what toys or games or activities they are craving.