Printable Mason Jar Craft w/ Fingerprint Bugs

First, a huge thanks to Jordan for suggesting this craft on our Facebook Page a couple of weeks ago. It’s the perfect little project for the upcoming summer season! We visit my folks on the east coast every year for about a month, and while we are there, we are in farm heaven. Fireflies, tadpoles, ants, caterpillars, and tons of other bugs. Lorelai has a “critter box” that my mom got her last year, and she is always finding bugs to put in it. Mason jars are a great alternative! I remember filling them up with lightning bugs (fireflies) and having my dad poke holes in the lid so they could get air. Good memories! =)

So this craft takes me right back to my childhood. Unfortunately, the execution of said craft didn’t go as smoothly as I had hoped. The fingerprint bugs were fine, but Lorelai accidentally spilled her silver paint when painting the lid area. (Sidenote: buy some metallic paint! It’s great for projects like this and for just every day painting.) It happens! I just don’t have a ‘display’ picture for here. I created the graphic above so you can get an idea of different fingerprint bugs you can make with your child. The simple fireflies are my favorite, and I know the entire bug isn’t technically yellow. For the other bugs, you might have to wait until they are dry before adding on the little extras.

Print below and enjoy!!

Open Mason Jar Printable

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  1. Just discovered you through Pinterest. I love your site and all your wonderfully creative ideas. Thanks

  2. This is super cute! Printing it out to do with the kiddos around here today. Love your site…I’ve found so many great ideas. Thank you!

  3. I love your site!! Your dinosaur patterns were a huge hit with our kids. Thank you for sharing your talents with us.

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