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Hi all.. I buy the small candles at Walmart that are only a dollar but they come in these really nice jars that are clear glass complete with a tight fitting lid, the kind that has the dome top and a plastic gasket to fit snugly into the jar. They are kind of small, (votive candle size) can't really hold much but I hate to keep throwing them away! I have several nieces and nephews coming in for Christmas and wish there was a little something I could make for them with these jars. (They range in ages 17 - 6) Candy would be good except that candy is so "old news" now and is eaten everyday, I do not want to do things such as colored sand or the like.. am really stumped.. ideas would be soo appreciated!
 

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Bath salts or bath beads. Cocoa mix.
 

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jewelry - earrings, bracelet or anklet would fit - or how about a scrunchie?
 

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For girls - beads with jewelry thread to make their own bracket or necklace

For boys - hmmmm, marbles?
 

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For girls - beads with jewelry thread to make their own bracket or necklace
I was thinking the same thing as far as a jewelry kit. What about a small craft kit.

You could use them as the "wrapping" for any number of small gifts, just line the inside with tissue paper.

Cash? Pennies? Jewelry? Make your own candles?
 

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What about rolling up some dollar bills and wrapping them with ribbon and put into the jar.

I have been saving sala jars and was going to make chai but that didn't work out so for one of my gifts i am putting nail polish and emery boards in one jar. Another jar i am filling with tea bags of the recipients favorite tea. I am sure i can up with up some more ideas
 

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I'm not sure I would put food in it since it once housed a scented candle, for fear of any remaining scent or chemical transferring to the food, but bath salts would be a great idea!
 

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Make more candles they are easy to make go to Michael's & get the wicks & wax & scents.
 

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I store sugars, salt and flour in my old candle jars and don't have a problem. I peel the labels off and wash the wax out by hand then run them through the dishwasher.

Stickers and temporary tatoos, colored chalk, gold fish (the crackers), animal crackers, money for the older ones, coins for the younger ones. You could also make it a game and have the jars hidden. Start them with a jar that gives a clue to the next jar and put a small prize or jelly bean in with another clue for yet another jar. The game would be worth it for the younger kids.
 
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