Dr. Seuss Gift in a Jar for Teachers

I am continuing on Dr. Seuss week with a great Dr. Seuss gift in a jar for teachers.  All this week I am sharing 15 minute crafts for Craft Lightning.  Each morning myself and 30 Minute Crafts will share a quick and easy craft then each afternoon we will round up Dr. Seuss crafts from our series partners.  If you want a chance to be featured, be sure to link up your Dr. Seuss crafts to our Craft Lightning linky party.  Plus if you have missed any of the fun, check out the round ups from day 1, day 2, day 3, and day 4.  Or you can find them all and more on our Dr. Seuss Pinterest board.  I just had to add a jar to the mix this week.  I came up with this fun Dr. Seuss gift in a jar that you will love.  

Dr. Seuss Gift in a Jar for Teachers -- a fun 15 minute craft that will make a great gift in a jar for that special teacher.

I added foam letters to a clean jar that spelled “READ”.  It actually does not matter what color these letters are as long as they adhere to your jar completely and are 3 dimensional.

Dr. Seuss Gift in a Jar for Teachers -- a fun 15 minute craft that will make a great gift in a jar for that special teacher.

Spray the jar with a few coats of Krylon Dual in white and allow to dry completely.  Then brush red onto those letters with Americana Multi Surface in Lipstick.  It took me a few coats for complete coverage.

Dr. Seuss Gift in a Jar for Teachers -- a fun 15 minute craft that will make a great gift in a jar for that special teacher.

Then wrap a piece of white cardstock with white tissue paper and use tape to secure in the back.  The shiny side of the tissue paper should be against the cardstock.  Then print the image of your choice onto the matte side of the tissue paper as shown below.

Dr. Seuss Gift in a Jar for Teachers -- a fun 15 minute craft that will make a great gift in a jar for that special teacher.

Remove the tissue paper from the cardstock.  Trim around your image and decide where on your jar you would like it to be placed.  Use Americana Decoupage medium to adhere the image to your jar.  Printing on tissue paper will make the image blend into the jar more.  Just coat your image on the back with the decoupage medium.  If you need to add any decoupage to the front, be sure to spray a matte sealer or hair spray over the tissue paper first to lock in the ink.

Dr. Seuss Gift in a Jar for Teachers -- a fun 15 minute craft that will make a great gift in a jar for that special teacher.

Once the decoupage dries completely, you can add a hand stamped tag to your jar as shown.

Dr. Seuss Gift in a Jar for Teachers -- a fun 15 minute craft that will make a great gift in a jar for that special teacher.

What to put in your jar?  Print enough of these fun free printable bookmarks for the class.  This is a great gift for the teacher and classroom to celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss.  Just place the bookmarks inside the jar and add a lid.

Dr. Seuss Gift in a Jar for Teachers -- a fun 15 minute craft that will make a great gift in a jar for that special teacher.
You can get even more Dr. Seuss inspiration on my Dr. Seuss Pinterest board.  Plus stay tuned right here as we have two more days of Craft Lightning Seuss edition left and I have more fun in store for you.  Be sure to make my Dr. Seuss gift in a jar for a special teacher in your life to celebrate Read Across America Day.

 

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  1. says

    Angie I love this idea, just finished a Dr. Seuss craft with my boys and can’t wait to post it. I’m pinning and sharing this idea for sure. Dr. Seuss and Eric Carle Book are our favorites to read in the house.

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