Handprint Mason Jar Candle Craft

Handprint Mason Jar Candle Craft is a fun and easy craft kids can make with just a little bit of help! It makes a great keepsake and gift for family and friends. Make it for Mother’s Day or Christmas or for any occasion. A fun and unique painting craft for kids!

Handprint Craft

This is such a cute activity and makes a great keepsake for mom for Mother’s Day but it is also a great DIY gift idea for anytime of the year or for any friend or family member! If you don’t have a mason jar handy you can still make this craft. Try using a plain white vase from the dollar store or even a flower pot! It won’t be a candle holder but you can still have your little paint to create a negative space of their handprint.

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Handprint Mason Jar Candle Craft

How to a Handprint Mason Jar Candle

  1. Trace your child’s hand on a piece of contact paper.
  2. Cut it out. Peel off the backing of the contact paper and stick it on to a mason jar.
  3. Cut sponges into small squares. Pour out some acrylic paint on to a paper plate. Use the sponges to dab and cover the mason jar in paint. When you are choosing colours try to choose colours that are close to each other in the rainbow. My kids love to mix colours so even if they do mix the colours it won’t make grey or brown colour.
  4. Allow the paint the dry on the mason jar. Next, remove the contact paper handprint.
  5. Place a candle inside the mason jar.
  6. Cut out a tag and write a message and attach it to the top of the jar using a pipe cleaner or twine.
Handprint Mason Jar Candle Craft
Handprint Mason Jar Candle Craft
Handprint Mason Jar Candle Craft

Age Suitability

This activity is good for kids 3 years and up. My kids are 4, 4, and 7 year old.

Mess Level

This is a painting activity so it can be messy. Mess level is at the high. Protect your surface with Kraft paper.Also protect your child’s clothing. You will need to use acrylic paint to paint the mason jar (that is not optional) and acrylic paints aren’t usually washable or if they are they don’t completely come out of clothing.

Difficulty to Create


Skills Developed

Colour recognition, language development, hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, imaginative play, creativity.

Supplies for Handprint Mason Jar Candle

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