Children will love writing down their favorite memories or drawing pictures and adding them to their One Hundred Days of Making Memories Jar.  On the one hundredth day of school, children can celebrate by looking back at all of the memories they have made throughout the school year.  This craft is sure to preserve their school year, and serve as a time capsule for years to come!  With a few simple materials, this craft is perfect for children of all ages!

What you'll need:

  • 1 glass jar with lid
  • Several different colors of tissue paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Paintbrush
  • Small pieces of cardstock, paper, or index cards
  • Markers
How to make your One Hundred Days of Memories Jar
  1. Cut out small squares from several different colors of tissue paper.  Make sure the squares are no larger than one inch.  (see photos)
  2. If you have not done so already, clean your jar and make sure it is completely dry.  (see photos)
  3. Using the glue and paintbrush, spread a thin layer of glue on your glass jar.  Cover with the tissue paper squares, making sure that the squares overlap and that the tissue paper does not interfere with the opening and closing of the jar.  When you are done, check to make sure that there are no loose pieces of tissue paper.  If there are, just dab a little extra glue on the parts that are loose.   Allow your jar to dry.  (see photos)
  4. Meanwhile, you can decorate the lid of your jar with tissue paper, markers, or anything else you desire.  Make sure that you are able to still open up your jar with the decorations on the lid.  Allow the lid of the jar to dry.  (see photos)
  5. Once your jar is completely dry, you are ready to start writing or drawing your memories.  Cut several pieces of cardstock or paper into small squares that will fit into your jar.  Or, if you prefer, you can simply use index cards.  Teachers may designate a small area in the room for the jars to be displayed and kept.  Beginning on the first day of school, date one of your small squares of paper and draw or write a favorite event that happened during the day.  Once it is complete, tuck it into the jar and put the lid on.  On the one hundredth day of school, you can open up your jar and look back on all of the fun memories you have!
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