There have been so many blog events in the Phoenix area over the past few weeks, that it seemed like every night I was headed out to something or other. It’s been fantastic! The event that kicked it all off was See Vanessa Craft‘s “Party In A Jar” book release party!
I even got to meet Wendy and Wendy, and they accepted my apology for turning them into a tasty treat!
We had lots of fun, great food, and we even got to make a craft and take another home. But the point of the evening was to celebrate Vanessa’s book, and I cannot say enough good things about this little work of art!
The book is called “Party In A Jar” and it is filled with craft ideas that would be perfect for kids, especially to do at parties (in case you couldn’t figure that out from the title). Each craft has a different theme, uses a different type of jar, and is USEFUL, in all different ways! For example, there is a piggy bank made out of a peanut butter jar, an Easter bunny jar filled with egg-shaped bath fizzies, a monster jar filled with toy slime, and several edible creations!
The night of the party, we made the Space Nightlight Jar, which was so easy that even I managed to do it! Vanessa told us that a 3-year-old should be able to do it, so I figured I’d probably be okay.
Drying while I chowed down on strawberries and pineapple!
I think mine came out pretty good, and now my kids use it as a nightlight in their room!
At the end of the night, we got to take home the supplies for a second craft, the Dino Terrarium Jar. We got a mason jar with a toy dinosaur and chocolate rocks. My little guy was so excited when he saw it, that he asked me continually when we would get to to it, until we finally did!
All we had to add was chocolate pudding, some crushed Oreos, and a sprig of mint. “Party In A Jar” includes a recipe to make the chocolate pudding, buuuut we took the easy way out and spooned in some Jell-o pudding!
The best part of this craft? After you make it, you get to eat it! Super delicious!
I asked Carter if he wanted to do a video review of “Party In A Jar,” and of course he did, so here it is. It’s a little short, but that’s because this was take two. Take one went on kind of long because he loved the craft so much and wanted to fully describe each step. For take two I said, “Just say it was fun!” Also you can see he still has chocolate on his mouth from enjoying his tasty craft!
If you are looking for clever, fun kid crafts and/or kid party idea, look no further. “Party In A Jar” also makes a fantastic, affordable gift for any kid, mom, grandma, or teacher!
You can purchase the book on Amazon (see below), and if you email Vanessa at firstname.lastname@example.org, with subject line BOOKPLATE and include proof of purchase and your shipping address, she will send you a signed “super cute mason jar” bookplate that you can put inside your copy!