My kids are older now but we always enjoyed the family tradition of giving a little gift for St. Patrick’s day. In previous years we have given the kids green t-shirts, green school supplies, green hats, gold foil chocolate coins, rainbow candy, and even green mustaches. They have also had Lucky Charms with green milk for breakfast and green desserts after dinner. I changed things a little every year to keep it fun. My favorite year was when we made these St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Candy Jars.
I knew I wanted to make these as soon as I saw the awesome jars in the dollar spot at Target. There always seem to be good jars there and at the Dollar store. The best part is once the kids have eaten all the candy, I get the jars back so I can use them for something else.
What you’ll need for the Rainbow Candy Jars:
Free Printable Tags (click on link below)
Glass Jars (Target or Dollar store)
Rolo candy (about 20 per jar)
Skittles candy (about 1 regular size bag per jar)
Mini Marshmallows (small handful)
I love how the Skittles look divided up by color. I have an issue with there not being the same amount of colors in every bag. You would think they would have a machine that divides up perfect color amounts. I find it important when you’re working on a craft project where the same amount is needed. Do you think they will be on top of that request soon? Probably not!
Place the Rolos on the bottom of the jar making 2 layers around the whole jar and in the center. That will be about 20 Rolo candies.
Now it’s time to start layering the Skittles by color. How do you remember the order of the colors of the rainbow? I was taught the name Roy G. Biv to remember the order. I still use that to this day. Is there anything else you place in rainbow color order? The clothes in my closet are in rainbow order.
There was a little more space left at the top of the jar so I added marshmallows to represent clouds, plus my kids love mini marshmallows. Usually when I’m trying to find some for hot chocolate the jar is almost always empty.
I made St. Patrick’s Day tags to go on the jars. Just click on the link to print them off. You can use one of them or all of them since they all come on one sheet. Pick your favorite tag!
Cut the tag out and adhere it to the jar lid using double sided tape.
Or punch a small hole in the tag and attach it to the jar with twine. You can cut right on the circle or leave a little border around the tag. I like leaving a little border since there is a green background.
These make such a cute gift for your kids, grandkids, or neighbors.
Who doesn’t want a little chocolate and skittles?
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