St. Patrick’s Day – DIY Taste the Rainbow Gifts in a Jar

By Shannon Gosney
In Crafts
March 12, 2013

St. Patrick's Day Gifts in a Jar

I have not been too much of a crafty person (with the exception of my cakes) up until now.  With St. Patrick’s Day around the corner, I wanted to create a craft for the boys and I to do that would be both fun and educational.  The Do-It-Yourself Taste the Rainbow Gifts in a Jar for St. Patrick’s Day is just that!  Here is how easy and fun to do it is!!!


– Pint-size Mason Jars

– Plain M&Ms

– Wrapped Rolo candies

– St. Patrick’s Day Fabric

– Green Ribbon


– Remove lid from mason jar.

– Separate colored M&Ms into bowls (using yellow, blue, green, orange and red)

– Start with a layer of the yellow M&Ms on the bottom.

– Add a layer of red M&Ms.

– Add a layer of orange M&Ms.

– Add a layer of blue M&Ms.

– Last, add a layer of wrapped Hershey’s Rolo Candies.

– Place the lid tightly over the jar.  Drape the piece of fabric (or a round shaped piece of paper towel) and screw on the remaining part of the lid.

– Add your final touches with green ribbon.

Children will not only eating the gift in a jar, but they will also enjoy putting it together.  It gives you a great opportunity to teach them about colors and how to organize the colors into similar groups.  You could even give the St. Patrick’s Day Gift in a Jar to friend, family member, or teacher.

It’s super easy to do….and lots of fun!  Enjoy!

I received no compensation for this post.  All opinions expressed in this post are 100% mine.

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Shannon Gurnee is the author of RedheadMom formerly "The Mommy-Files", a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

7 Responses to “St. Patrick’s Day – DIY Taste the Rainbow Gifts in a Jar”

  1. I’m not sure I’d want to give it away because it’s so cute!!!!

  2. Mary says:

    OMG I wish I had kids or was a teacher, what a FUN idea!!! I am going to share it like crazy!:)

  3. Shash says:

    that’s a very cool and easy to do idea! I’m going to have to pin this. 🙂

  4. Janet W. says:

    What a cute table decoration that makes! So creative!

  5. Anne says:

    what a cute gift this would make!

  6. caroline schaffer says:

    My kids loved making this craft! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Shannon says:

    These are so much fun and so easy to do! Plus the kids love eating them afterwards! :O)

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