Seek and Find Jar

About a year ago at a friend’s birthday dinner, I saw a really neat seek and find tube.  It was a long plastic tube filled with rice and small, mostly plastic, objects….a dinosaur, a button, a  fish… etc.

After seeing Lil Fish Studio’s post today, (Not) Button  Monday, it reminded me that I wanted to make one of these.  Little bit was too young for such a thing at the time that I saw it, but I think it would be fun for him now.

I spent a little bit of time collecting little objects from around the house, some ordinary like a quarter, others were a little more unique.

In a Jar of buttons I found several colored beads, an old sewing machine knob, and of course buttons.

Among other things I  included a couple of old rabies vaccination tags, bits of colored ribbon, a cuff link, a hair clip, some foreign coins, some clothing tags, and 2 bells.

I used an empty clean peanut jar and filled it almost full with rice and layered in the items.

My husband rolled it around on the deck for a while to give it a good mix.

This is a really neat way to use little found objects that are collecting dust around the house.  The Jar was sitting in my garage waiting to go to the recycle center…. now it has a new function. :)
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5 Responses to Seek and Find Jar

  1. Benge Family says:

    Oh my gosh!! Cody and Erin would SO love these!! I know what our next fun project will be!! I've just got to find the jars. . .

  2. Colleen says:

    The neat thing about this, is that your kids are old enough to help you, or even make one themselves! They could make one for each other… like a puzzle.

  3. Benge Family says:

    That's exactly what I'm thinking: them making their own. We can go on a "treasure hunt" through the house and Daddy's shed to get the goodies, then making the jars. I've even found the perfect jars for them!!

  4. It turned out wonderfully!! I love this!

  5. That is a very cute craft! I can't wait for my tot to get old enough to make one for him! =)

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