Who wouldn’t want a little reminder every morning of the joy you bring to other peoples’ lives?!
I made this jar for my son’s teacher a couple years ago, so she could have her own little Jar of Joy.
I cut a heart out of thick cardboard, cut 2 slits in it for the ribbon to thread through and then painted it red. Once it dried, I brushed glue on and then covered it with red glitter. I painted the lid red, as well and used puffy paint to write “Jar of Joy” on the top. Then I threaded the ribbon through and used some small glue dabs every so often to hold it in place.
I counted out how many days of school we had left and cut that many hearts out. I divided the hearts among all the kids in the class and sent them home with a note to write a message to our wonderful teacher! We got the best messages back- from the students, from parents, from siblings! They were just wonderful! We folded them all and put them in the jar and she was able to pull out one a day for the rest of the year!