Give the gift of the rainbow…with a “Rainbow in a Jar!”
We are all about the magic around here for holidays, and St. Patrick’s Day is no exception. I mean who wouldn’t want a “rainbow in a jar”? It’s just one of those colorful happy gifts that is bound to put a smile on anyone’s face. We made a few different versions of this rainbow in a jar gift, for more ideas to share with you.
What you need to make a Rainbow in a Jar:
- a mason jar
- optional: a cute jar topper like a shamrock or printable for St. Patrick’s Day
- optional: mini marshmallows (to look like clouds)
How to make a Rainbow in a Jar:
- Open up the bags of Skittles candy and separate the candies by color.
- Fill the bottom of the jar with gold wrapped chocolates like rolos or chocolate gold coins
- Fill up each jar with Skittles (or another rainbow kind of candy you choose) Layer one color at a time to make a rainbow. Fill each jar about 3/4 full.
- Top off the jar with more Rolos or a handful of mini marshmallows (the mini marshmallows look like a clouds).
- Decorate your jars with cute gift tags for St. Patick’s Day.
Other options for a Rainbow in a Jar:
We love the look of a rainbow in a jar, but if you’d like to give a similar candy gift to more than just one, by dividing the candy into smaller quantities you can try using clear plastic tubes or clean plastic sleeves. Or you can fill a little plastic pot to look like the pot of gold. You can find all on Amazon:
–clear plastic tubes
–clear plastic sleeves
–plastic pot of gold party favor
Cute Printables for a Rainbow in a Jar gift:
- LUCKY printable gift tag
- So Lucky You’re my Buddy printable gift tag
- Double Rainbow printable gift tag
Candy Ideas for St. Patrick’s Day
I’m a sucker for a candy dish with seasonal holiday candies. It’s a fun way to give a little nod to the next holiday with a sweet treat friends and family can enjoy before the holiday. In 2012, I shared this one with a bunch more glass jars filled with candy for St. Patrick’s Day featuring my most favorite candy: Peanut Butter Duets.
Leprechaun Trap for St.Patrick’s Day
Have you ever made a Leprechaun Trap? I loved doing this with my kids when they were little.
This is a perfect craft for little kids who love the magic of holidays. This simple craft only requires basic craft supplies and an old shoe box. It would be a fun indoor craft to do on the weekend. We found the chocolate covered coins in the bulk food section at our local grocery store.