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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!

Lucky Slime in a Mason jar

Two recipes for Lucky Slime, just in time for St. Patrick's Day! With just a few simple ingredients you probably have around the home, you can easily whip up a batch of emerald slime. When you're done, simply store your creation in a Mason jar capped with a reCAP FLIP Mason jar lid to keep it [...]

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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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Review: Goin' Explorin'

Goin’ Explorin’is a magical story, filled with excitement and wonder.It promotes a love of nature and the outdoors, close family relationships, and having fun with language.The reader is intrigued by the introduction of new fantasy words, scientific words, and poetic language.While the science behind the book is well researched, the reader learns facts and is encouraged to dream [...]

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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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Trick-or-SWEET Candy Jars

Little goblins, witches, and ghouls will shriek with delight discovering the treats inside this jar.  Makes an excellent Halloween gift for kids, teachers, and friends.  Simply fill a Regular mouth Mason jar (any size) with the recipient's favorite candies.  I added Halloween erasers and ink stamps and topped it with a Glow-in-the-Dark reCAP Flip.  Once the [...]

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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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Ffft-Fffft Off They Go!

The Goin' Explorin' storybook tells the tale of two wide-eyed young explorers who meet and embark upon an adventure of discovery. Along the journey, the two friends light up the night by catching fireflies in a Mason jar.Launched on Kickstarter with the reCAP Explore, several reward categories include the Goin' Explorin' storybook by author, [...]

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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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Get the Party Started!

A little glue, a few cut-outs, and reCAP products create a winning combination of fun and whimsy to get the party started! We transformed Mason jars and reCAP (Pour & Flip) into popular characters - perfect for parties! This kid-friendly craft is ideal to:- Give as a party favor or gift- Serve food and drinks - [...]

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