Silhouette in a Jar

Silhouette in a Jar

Time:15 min Difficulty:Easy  

Let’s try to capture light in a jar! Who knows? You might see some special silhouettes casting their shadows…

Here’s what you need:

  • An upcycled Mason Jar
  • Paint or Paint-based markers
  • Scissors
  • Flameless candles
  • Paper
    Tip: Upcycle an old piece of paper or newspaper instead of using something new

Here’s how you make it:

Step 1: Clean out the jar and make sure all of the labels have been removed.

Step 2: Wrap a paper around your jar. Trace a line where your paper ends, this will help you know what size to draw thing! Cut out any extra paper so you have just the right size for your jar.

Step 3: Outline a small scene on your paper!
You can draw an environment (forest, town, etc…), an animal, or both!

Step 4: Slide the paper into your jar. With a marker or paintbrush, trace your outline onto the glass jar.

Step 5: Outline done, time to paint it in to create your silhouette.

Now you have a cool silhouette scene! Just turn on your flameless candles, place them in the middle of your jar, and admire the artwork.