DIY Dinosaur Storage Jars for Kids

Happy Saturday, friends!  A lot of us who are crafty have mad crushes on mason jars.  How about you?  Do you love them?  Whether it’s for crafting or using them in our home decor — they’re functional and fabulous!  Today’s post is all about the jars, except it’s geared towards the kiddos.  Why not give them a love and appreciation for mason jars too?  Start their ‘jar crushing’ at a young age. {hee-hee}

I’m sharing a fun and super easy storage jar idea for the kids to keep their pom poms, beads, rainbow loom bands and MORE!

Dino-storage-jars-Crafts-UnleashedSupplies needed to make your own storage jar set for kids:supply2

Step One:  Glue the lids to the rings of each storage jar, using your Gorilla Glue.  Allow them to thoroughly dry and adhere before proceeding.

Dino-storage-jars-Crafts-Unleashed-2Step Two:  Grab you figurines and lids.  Be sure that your lids are clean of debris before attaching the figurines.

Dino-storage-jars-Crafts-Unleashed-3Step Three:  Glue figurines of choice to your lids.  Allow the figurines to dry and adhere (approximately 1-2 hours).

Dino-storage-jars-Crafts-Unleashed-4Step Four:  Spray paint the lids and figures with the colors of choice.  I used a glossy spray paint — and loved how they turned out!

Step Five:  Have your kiddos fill the storage jars with some of their favorite crafty goodies!

Dino-storage-jars-Crafts-Unleashed-1Easy peasy.  The hardest part is having to wait for all the drying and adhering to take it’s course.  Other than that — this storage jar set is a simple, colorful and functional project for you and the kiddos!  What will your kids add to their storage jar set?

Happy crafting!

About Kelly

Kelly is the crafter, cook and writer behind the creative lifestyle blog, There you will find that she blogs about DIY projects, crafts, recipes, and life’s moments. She has a love for vintage finds, the color turquoise and has a mild addiction to coffee. Kelly lives in St. Louis, MO with her husband and their two furry friends, Parker and Buster. Grab a cup of joe and stop by to say hello!


  1. JaneEllen says

    So darned cute Kelly, love this. I don’t have small kids to make these for but might be a cute thing to make a few of to sell. Use the dinosaurs for boys and some little figures for girls. Say make 6 of each, see if they sell. Nice quick, fairy inexpensive project to make. Might be kinda cute for some of my own craft supplies. Great job. Happy Spring and Easter Pinning


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