Getting Crafty – Christmas Craft Tutorial

For American Pest Control clients, the Christmas saying “Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse” is especially true! If you are looking for a fun Christmas craft to do with your kids, or a easy homemade gift idea, we have just the thing for you! Follow these step-by-step instructions to create a custom candy jar!

Christmas Mouse Candy Jar

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The first step is to gather your supplies. You will need:

  • Hershey kisses (or any grey/silver candy)
  • Glass jar
  • Grey paint (anything that is labeled for use on glass)
  • Paint brush
  • Painters tape
  • Grey, red and white felt
  • Googley eyes
  • Pink pipe cleaner or fuzzy ball
  • Sharpie
  • String
  • Cardstock
  • Glue (we found that a hot glue gun would have worked better)
  • Scissors

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We found this awesome kit at Target for $3 and used it for our jar as well as the Santa hat!

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Once you have all of your supplies, tape off the jar so that you can paint a wide strip in the middle.

While the paint is drying you can cut out the mouse ears by folding the grey felt over and tracing an oval shape. Cut it out and slightly fold the ears so that they are cupped. Put a dot of glue at the bottom and use something to weigh it down as it dries.

When the paint is completely dry (you may have to do more than one coat), peel off the tape and glue on the eyes and nose, the pink pipe cleaner or ball. With the sharpie draw on some whiskers.

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Next screw on the lid so that you can line up the Santa hat with the face. Once it is lined up, glue the hat onto the lid and adhere the additional pieces. When the hat is dry you can add the ears. While you are waiting for that to dry, print out your free downloadable tag and tie it around the jar. Fill with the candy and screw the lid on. Viola! Simple Christmas craft and inexpensive but adorable gift idea!

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Click here to get your free tag download: Not a creature was stirring


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