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Baby Food Jar Dinosaur Treat Container

Baby food jar crafts like this one are perfect for dinosaur-themed birthday parties!

Baby Food Jar Dinosaur Treat Container
Baby Food Jar Dinosaur Treat Container
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Make recycled baby food jar crafts perfect for a birthday party with this tutorial! Turn jars into darling dinosaur treat containers to keep. These would make the perfect party favors. Fill them with candy or other treats to give to guests, and they will absolutely love to hear that you made them yourself! This is a super frugal way to make favors. If you've been saving those baby food jars, you just need to get the mini dinosaurs and some spray paint to create the new lids for this project. Baby food jars are perfect to use in this way for baby's first birthday.

Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteIn an evening

MaterialsGlass, Paint, Recycled Materials

Primary TechniqueRepurposing


Project TypeMake a Project

Materials List

  • Baby Food Jars: I used Beach Nut Naturals because I like the taller shape. Another option would be to use Gerber.
  • Small Plastic Dinosaurs (or other animals): Purchased at Oriental Trading.
  • Spray Paint: I used Rust-Oleum Brilliant Blue, Meadow Green, and seaside. I used the gloss finish so that my jar lids would be shiny.
  • Candy: I used gummy dinosaurs by Haribo and assorted sour gummy treats. I think gummies look nice in the jars!


  1. Feed your baby! Ok, so seriously, I started collecting baby food jars months ago. Cooper was still eating purees and I would feed him and then clean out the jar. It is important to sterilize the jars. I suggest soaking the jar in soap and water, removing the labels (they should come off easily and if a couple feel sticky use Goo Gone). Rinse and dry. I then put all of my jars and lids in the dishwasher. This sterilizes them.

  2. Using a hot glue gun or super glue, glue a small dinosaur to the top of a lid. Allow to dry.

  3. Spray paint the lid/dinosaur with the desired paint color. Allow to dry.

  4. Fill your jars with candy, cover, and enjoy!

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