After the success of our Jack-o-Lantern Discovery Bottles at Halloween, I knew I wanted to make something similar for the winter season so I gathered more empty peanut butter jars and set to work making these.
Just like with our Jack-o-Lantern Discovery Bottles, we used the short round peanut butter jars we found at Dollar Tree, duct tape, Sharpie marker, and items to fill the bottles with.
Unlike with our Jack-o-Lantern Discovery Bottles, we used white items to fill the bottles, not orange. The items we used were cotton balls, artificial snow, snowflake confetti, sea shells, beans, and white rice.
Also, this time we needed multiple duct tape colors: white to seal up the jars, black to create the snowman’s hat, Christmasy to create the snowman’s scarf.
Just fill the jars with the items, then seal the jar up with the white duct tape (form an “X” with two pieces across a top and slightly overlapping the sides to hold the lid on tight). Wrap the top 1/3 of the front with black duct tape to form the snowman’s hat. Use black and orange Sharpie marker to draw on the snowman’s face. Wrap the top 1/3 of the back with Christmasy duct tape and add a small stripe of Christmasy duct tape down the side to form the snowman’s scarf. Use black Sharpie marker to draw on the snowman’s buttons.
The children can stack them in sets of two to make a snowman, or they can just stack them all in one large snowman tower.