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This is my version of a mason jar light using garden
solar lights. I wanted the children to make these in VBS, but needed to
simplify the process and use inexpensive and non-toxic materials. Below
are the instructions for how to make them.
1. For this project you will need a mason jar (note-
other jars can be used as long as the light part of the solar light
will fit in the jar), a solar garden light, modpodge, a brush -We
used small foam brushes, and salt in salt-shakers.
2. Put modpodge in small cups. Remove the lid
from the jar. Paint the entire jar with the modpodge.
3. While the jar is still wet, salt the
entire jar with salt from a salt shaker. Do this over a paper plate
to catch the extra salt. When the jar is dry, put the light section
from the solar light inside. This gives the jar a frosted
We prepared all of the lights by setting them
outside in the sunlight the day we did this. These solar lights have
to be put in sunlight before each use. They will not charge indoors
under regular lights.
4. Put the lid on. We made round verses to attach to
the lid. Add any decoration such as a ribbon to the top. A ribbon
and a few small pinecones would be good for a Christmas light.
5. Make your own variation of these lights,
You can add a little color to the modpodge, use a candle instead of
a solar light, or remove the middle part of the mason jar lid and
use as a bank instead of a light.