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Cute Baby Food Jar Craft

Submitted by on February 5, 2010 – 10:30 pm 11 Comments
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baby shower craft

I LOVE making these for baby showers. And they are so simple! I saw a similar idea somewhere where they had made angels out out of these jars, and I thought the babies would be really cute too. You can make these into anything though (snowman, bride/groom, animals…) So here’s how I make them:


  • 1 1/2 in. styrofoam ball
  • pipe cleaner (for hair); yellow, brown, black or orange
  • acrylic paints; flesh color, pink, black, white
  • Spray paint for the lid (it just goes on the best); whatever color you want it be (I like blue and pink)
  • a clean baby food jar
  • thin ribbon
  • mini pacifier (you can find these in craft stores in the baby shower supplies)
  • Hot glue gun
  • Filling for the jar (whatever you want to put in it!)


  • Wash and dry the baby food jar really well (you’ll need to soak it to get all the sticky label stuff off)
  • Spray paint the lid; may need two coats
  • Paint the styrofoam ball flesh color
  • Twist the pipe cleaner around a pencil to make it curl. Cut a piece about 1 in. long and stick it into the top of the ball once the paint has dried. This creates the curly hair on top.
  • Hot glue the ball to the top of the lid, once the paint has dried.
  • Push plastic pacifier into the ball where the mouth would be.
  • Dip the end of a paintbrush in black acrylic paint and dot two eyes above the pacifier.
  • Paint two round circles with pink paint beside the pacifier, where the cheeks would be.
  • When the black paint has dried, using a small, fine paintbrush, dab a dot of white paint on the upper right side of each black dot, to create a highlight.
  • Tie a ribbon around the neck.
  • Fill the jar with whatever you’d like. I like using candy, or filling them with lavender scented candles.

Have them displayed on a cupcake stand, and there you go!

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