Party in a Jar book, recycle jars into fun kids crafts

My love for kids crafts has me frequently browsing online looking for new classroom craft ideas. My daughter and I make projects together at home daily and we are always surrounded in a fun mess of paint, glitter, and other crafting supplies. The value of teaching to express their creativity goes far beyond simply making something pretty. My friend Vanessa Rodriguez Coppola from See Vanessa Craft has a background in clinicial social work and is passionate about the therapeutic value in children expressing their creativity. She just released her first book, Party in a Jar, and I’m thrilled to be part of her online book tour. She developed a great collection of kids crafts using jars. Through her step by step tutorials you can easily faciliate a playdate, organize a classroom craft, or simply spend some time crafting at home with your children. Party in a Jar is your guide to recycling jars and bottles into fun kids crafts.


Vanessa’s love for kids crafts is fully evident on her blog, See Vanessa Craft. She’s a stay at home mom and spends her time inspiring creativity in her children and others. 


Her blog is where you’ll find beautiful photography and inspiring project ideas. See Vanessa Craft is an excellent resource for recipes, party planning, crafts, and more. 


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The Party in a Jar book is full of kids crafts for the entire year. From holiday crafts to dinosaurs and princesses, Vanessa covered a wide range of projects.


I attended the Party in a Jar book release party and enjoyed celebrating with friends. We were treated to yummy desserts while completing a project from the book. 


The Space Nightlight Jar project from the book took just a few minutes to make and dried by the time I left the party. The pretty jar with battery operated flame is my daughter’s new favorite nightlight. 


With so many inspiring projects, I will be spending our summer days recycling jars into fun kids crafts with Party in a Jar!  


What is your favorite kids craft using recycled items from home?

Learn more about Party in a Jar by connecting with Vanessa on FacebookInstagramPinterest and Twitter. Purchase your copy of Party in a Jar on Amazon or from Gibbs Smith. After your purchase get a free personalized book plate from Vanessa by emailing your proof of purchase and mailing address to with the subject line BOOKPLATE.

Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of Party in a Jar and was invited to Vanessa’s personal book release party. I’m a longtime fan of Vanessa’s and am thrilled to join in celebrating her first book. All opinions are my own.

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