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DIY Mason Jar Kid's Activities

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As the school year winds down, now is the perfect time to start planning fun and educational activities for kids. Here are some great Mason jar-themed crafts and DIY projects:


1. DIY Mason Jar Fairy Lights from diyjoy.com

With just a few supplies, kids can easily create this glow-in-the-dark enchanting fairy lantern. Plus, they are super entertaining for adults as well. These fairy glow jars are much fun for after dark outdoors ideas, but they also make great DIY home decor for kids rooms or dorm décor. Check out DIYJOY’svideo to learn how!

2. Make a Mason Jar Aquarium

Make real-looking aquariums by adding plants, rocks, and aquarium figurines to a Mason jar of blue water. This makes a great craft for birthday parties and playdates. Each kid can return home with their own creation to treasure. Get theinstructions here!

3. Go Bug Catching

Tadpoles, butterflies, caterpillars, crickets, and lady bugs are easily-caught critters that kids love observing. Catch them, watch them, and then let them go in our reCAP Kid’s EXPLORE Bug Catcher with magnifying lid and breathing holes! The included plastic Mason jar is very lightweight and flexible for convenient EXPLORIN’. Get an EXPLORE today!

reCAP Kid's EXPLORE Butterfly Discovery

How to use the reCAP Kids EXPLORE Mason Jar Bug Catcher to teach children about the life cycle of butterflies.As summer quickly approaches, now is a great time to start planning educational summer activities for your little ones or end-of-year plans for your students! Here are two great ways to use the EXPLORE Bug Catcher to teach kids [...]

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Press Release: Mason Jar Maven with a Mission

Mason Jar Maven with a MissionERIE, PA – At an early age, Karen Rzepecki began a lifetime fascination with the Mason jar.  “I’ve always used them.  I guess my starting point was catching fireflies during the summer as a kid.  I’d poke holes in the lid and always had a favorite jar.”  These days, Karen is still catching fireflies in [...]

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Press Release: EXPLORE is Product of the Year!

Henderson, NV – May 24, 2016 – Creative Child Magazine, published by Scooterbay Publishing, Inc., hosted its 14th Annual awards program on May 19, 2016 and awarded reCAP EXPLORE the Product of the Year Award in the Educational Science Products category.Chief Operating Officer at Scooterbay Publishing, Alisa Mirabal, commented that, "The awards program has a [...]

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Press Release: reCAP Donates EXPLORE to expERIEnce Children's Museum

ERIE, PA – reCAP Mason Jars selected the expERIEnce Children's Museumn in Erie, PA to receive a donation of reCAP EXPLORE Bug Catchers, which will be used in the Discovery Corner, an outdoor classroom where children can enjoy areas for digging, crawling, climbing, as well as music, art, and reading. The donation was made possible by generous Kickstarter backers [...]

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Press Release: reCAP Kids Inspires Earth Day Learning & Fun

reCAP Kids Inspires Earth Day Learning & Fun with Bug Catcher For release: April 22, 2016ERIE, PA – In the spirit of Earth Day, reCAP Kids introduces the EXPLORE Bug Catcher, the world’s first ever glow-in-the-dark magnifying cap for Mason jars.This innovative twist on a time-honored tradition is the result of reCAP Mason Jars Founder, Karen Rzepecki’s own memories catching [...]

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Inspire the Adventure

Introducing reCAP Explore - the must-have gift for curious kids.  Inspire the adventure with the Bug Catcher Kit, which includes a 32 oz. plastic Mason jar, green carrying handle, and reCAP Explore in Glow Green or Blue, featuring a magnifying flip lid with breathe holes.  The Goin' Explorin' Gift Set includes the Bug Catcher Kit plus [...]

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Explore Activity Book! FREE SAMPLE!

Along with the exciting, much anticipated launch of reCAP Explore, we have created a fun, educational activity book for our Kickstarter backers.  The book includes kid-friendly recipes like No-Bake Critter Cookies, nature facts (did you know that spiders play dress-up, too?), and coloring and drawing pages.  Is this a spider or an ant?This downloadable book [...]

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Press Release: reCAP® Mason Jars Introduces EXPLORE

ERIE, PA – Local Mason Jars Company, maker of reCAP, introduces the first ever glow-in-the-dark magnifying cap for Mason jars.The reCAP Explore will fit any Regular-Mouth standard Mason jar, allowing parents the flexibility to choose a glass jar that perhaps has been passed down through the years or recycle a plastic jar. The cap screws on easily (even for smaller [...]

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Coming Soon: reCAP Explore

We're launching the reCAP EXPLORE on Kickstarter on September 15th!  The first ever glow-in-the-dark magnifying Mason jar cap!  Be one of the first to receive one by supporting our Kickstarter campaign (starting 09/15/15).  Share the love! Would you mind helping us spread the word on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or Instagram?

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